The Outer Banks is known as a premier tourist destination, a place where people come to get away from it all and enjoy life in its natural state. While tourism is the #1 driver of our local economy and understanding that the commercial fishing industry has a long-standing history, the Outer Banks region has grown from those roots to include small manufacturers (boat building, screen printing, cabinet making, etc.), locally branded restaurants, retail shops and more. Whether the product is big or small, handmade or mass produced, OBXMADE rewards the ingenuity, passion, talent and time that goes into each one. The pride the Outer Banks region takes in its local roots is strong; take part in celebrating and continuing the tradition that is OBXMADE.

OBXMADE is meant for all who create, build or produce – from entrepreneurs to chefs to brew masters and everyone in between. The pride that is required remains the same at all levels and should be recognized. OBXMADE celebrates
this spirit while looking to grow it in the next generation of workforce, entrepreneurs and dreamers through outreach, recognition and branding our unique and special area.