A thriving hospital contributes to the economy of your area in many ways. Not only do businesses take a hard look at the stability and healthcare services available at your hospital before deciding to move or expand there, but hospitals also return about $2.37 back to your local economy for every $1.00 made.

Good Jobs. Good Wages. As some of the largest employers in the Tar Heel State, North Carolina's hospitals help drive a healthy local and state economy by supporting more than 395,000 jobs statewide. One in every 9 jobs is tied to healthcare in some way, and 14 of the Top 15 North Carolina Star Jobs are in healthcare. In addition, for every job created in the hospital, 2.44 jobs are created outside of the hospital. 

Training the Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow. The health care industry is changing more quickly than ever before. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are looking for innovative ways to improve care and streamline costs. They know that much of that work lies in the hands of the professionals who care for patients every day. To accommodate the changing healthcare landscape, to ensure primary care for rural areas, and to improve overall community health, many hospitals work directly with their local community colleges to find and develop the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.


Learn more about the ways your local hospitals and health systems are contributing to the current and future workforce of our state.

Download and print the one-page piece describing how your hospital and health system contribute every day to the health and economic wellness of North Carolina. 


Why Do Business Leaders Support North Carolina's Community Hospitals?

Business leaders across the state agree that hospitals and health systems play an important role in improving the health of their citizens and strengthening the economy of their communities by 

  • Keeping their workforce healthy

  • Serving as an attraction for new and relocating businesses
  • Serving as one of the largest employers in the community
  • Providing 1.2 jobs outside of the hospital for every job within the hospital system 
  • Providing billions of dollars annually in uncompensated care to our most vulnerable citizens 
  • Being prepared to care for their employees, families and neighbors all day, every day

The following Chambers of Commerce recognize the important role hospitals and health systems play in improving the health of our citizens and strengthening our economy:

Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce
Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Avery County Chamber of Commerce
Benson Area Chamber of Commerce
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
Cary Chamber of Commerce
Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Clayton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce
Fayetteville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Garner Chamber of Commerce
Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
Havelock Chamber of Commerce
High Point Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce
Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce
Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce
Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
Windsor/Bertie Chamber of Commerce