• 2021 Wilmington Regional Economic Scorecard

  • About the Scorecard

    The Regional Economic Development Scorecard was created in 2015 by the Wilmington Chamber’s flagship initiative, Cape Fear Future, to provide a baseline to develop goals that will encourage economic progress.  The Scorecard is an objective depiction of where our Region stands against peer cities that compete with us for skilled workers, new businesses, and entrepreneurs.  What was an annual Scorecard in the early years, has recently been developed only every other year.  This fifth edition contains data from key areas of economic development:  human capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, quality of place, and traded sector.  The research, conducted by Dr. Adam Jones and UNCW’s Swain Center, reflects data collected from Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

    Click here to view the 2021 Regional Economic Scorecard.