Economic Profile

Leland is a small town within Brunswick County and is a perfect place to find space and reprieve from the busier bustle of other areas. Since 2000, the population has exploded, housing more than 16,000 full-time residents within the town’s 4.1 square miles. Of those residents, 60 percent are employed, with more then half commuting to work, most likely into nearby Wilmington. Sales, office, management and professional occupations are the most commonly held jobs while retail trade, construction and manufacturing are the most prominent industries of the area. The median household income of the latest census was $65,625. With the recent increases in income and population, Leland’s potential for economic expansion is high.

Major Employers

35 Referendum Dr.
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-2900

The Brunswick County School System has earned District Accreditation from the AdvanceED organization. The Brunswick County School System strives to meet the diverse challenges of a growing student population of more than 12,500 from kindergarten through grade 12. The system is Brunswick County's largest employer with approximately 1800 employees to operate...more about Brunswick County Schools

Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-2900

Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,900 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power...more about Duke Energy Progress - Brunswick Plant

929 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251 0081

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Their clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations.

Founded in Wilmington, the company has offices in 46 countries with more than 12,000 professionals worldwide. Their international headquarters is in downtown Wilmington....more about PPD

5135 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmngton, NC
(910) 452-0944

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs more than two million associates worldwide....more about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Real Estate

House prices have declined since the real estate boom and have leveled off. With the availability of good real estate prices, low interest rates and the number of new as well as existing homes on the market, now is the time to find that new or second home you have been thinking about. See our Real Estate section for more about the local market.

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