Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina is one of 182 autonomous Goodwill organizations in North America and 48 associate Goodwill organizations in 34 foreign countries. Today the company is among the premier Goodwill Industries in the United States. Its stores are located in convenient shopping areas and are among the nicest looking in the country. Unlike the traditional model for Goodwill, the store buildings are owned by the company which has proven to be a significant economic benefit to the organisation. The price of merchandise in the stores is among the lowest charged by any Goodwill Industries. Its retail program is consistently one of the top three most efficient programs among the 172 Goodwill organizations in the United States.