Food Processing & Manufacturing

Food Processing & Manufacturing

UNLOCK A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS.

Find the right ingredients to grow your company. North Carolina's central location, skilled workforce, pro-business environment, and existing industry strength make it a top destination for food manufacturing and processing companies.

EASY ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS

North Carolina’s geographic position and superb transportation network provide access to millions upon millions of hungry customers. When it comes to perishables, this prime location on the Eastern seaboard is especially invaluable.

AN APPETIZING TAX RATE

At 2.5 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In addition, Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the country.

A TASTE OF SUPPLY CHAIN GREATNESS

North Carolina’s 1,000+ establishment food and beverage manufacturing industry enjoys convenient access to local and regional suppliers. The industry includes a variety of thriving clusters, including agriculture, the second-largest animal processing and manufacturing cluster, and the sixth-fastest growing confectionary production cluster.

EXPERIENCE THE MOMENTUM

Highland Brewing

Before craft beer was cool, there was Highland Brewing. Find out how this intrepid North Carolina company helped build an industry and put Asheville on the map as the east coast’s premier location for small-batch brewing.

Industry Support

NORTH CAROLINA FOOD MANUFACTURING TASK FORCE
Recruits, supports and spurs growth across food manufacturing businesses, adding diversity and value to the industry.
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NORTH CAROLINA RESEARCH CAMPUS
Supports agricultural extension throughout the state, providing in-field research and educational programs.
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NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Operates research and support facilities across the state, as well as marketing and agribusiness development initiatives.
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N.C. A&T UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES
Fosters interdisciplinary research in post-harvest technologies.
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IN GOOD COMPANY