|Carteret County||North Carolina||United States|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)||23.6||24.1||26.1|
|Per Capita Income||$29,348||$26,779||$29,826|
Source: AccessNC – March 2018; Bureau of Labor Statistics – 2018
North Carolina offers a very favorable business climate and exceptional training programs to expanding business and industry. In Carteret County substantial numbers of productive employees are available at very competitive rates of compensation. The local workforce can provide large numbers of entry level; manufacturing, assembly and production; technical and research; clerical and information service employees with high educational attainment levels. The exceptional quality of life and affordable lifestyle found in Carteret County make it easy to attract and retain key employees.
North Carolina is a right-to-work state, with a unionization rate that is among the lowest in the nation. Carteret County and the offers low workers’ compensation rates, and unemployment insurance rates that are also among the nation’s lowest.