#1

Top Competitive State

Site Selection

2017

#1

Best States for Business

Forbes

2017

#1

Lowest State and Local Business Tax Burden

Ernst & Young

2016
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Relocate or Expand

Explore Key Industries

North Carolina is home to industry-leading companies and rapidly growing business sectors such as biotechnology, energy, finance and information technology.

Learn About Our Incentives

North Carolina offers businesses a cost-effective place to relocate or expand, thanks to our performance-based incentive programs, competitive cost structure and low business tax burden.

Find Available Sites

The SelectNC database offers details on available buildings and sites, community demographics, business data including top employers and labor statistics, and state and regional maps.

Start or Grow a Business

Get Free Small Business Support

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) offers free, one-on-one phone consultations and other resources to new and established small business owners, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina.

Expand Your Business in N.C.

Our team of eight regional industry managers provides personalized assistance to established companies looking to expand in North Carolina.

Sell Your Products in International Markets

EDPNC’s International Trade Division helps North Carolina’s small- and medium-sized businesses enter and expand global markets for their products.

Visit North Carolina

Leveraging partnerships, fueling job growth

Tourism is a significant contributor to the growth and vitality of North Carolina’s economy. EDPNC’s Visit North Carolina team leads the efforts to promote North Carolina as a preferred destination for travelers and film production. In 2016, tourism generated $22.9 billion in domestic visitor spending, supported 218,340 jobs for residents and contributed more than $1.89 billion in state and local tax revenues. Visit North Carolina’s collaboration with partners added approximately $6 million in exposure for statewide tourism marketing efforts.

Learn more about Visit North Carolina’s program, and the range of cooperative marketing opportunities available to destinations, attractions, lodging and dining properties, event marketers and other North Carolina tourism industry allies on our partner programs website.