All in North Carolina
Open arms, minds and opportunities.
How business flourishes in North Carolina.
Rise. Thrive. Repeat. This is business in North Carolina. From the mountains to urban hubs to the coast, growth is happening, careers are advancing, and opportunities are exploding.
Named America's Top State for Business 2022 by CNBC
Why North Carolina
Workforce & EducationIt's hard not to find talented, skilled and educated workers in North Carolina. Our diverse workforce is closely tied to the state’s top-tier universities and 58-campus community college system.
Business ClimateThe weather isn't all that’s fine. North Carolina is continually ranked as one of the best business climates in the United States and has been ranked the Best State for Business by Forbes for three consecutive years.
InfrastructureNo matter where you are in North Carolina, it's easy to make connections. Our central location on the eastern seaboard and excellent transportation infrastructure provides an optimal point of access to markets while keeping freight and delivery costs low.
Quality of LifeTens of thousands of newcomers relocate to North Carolina every year. With a low cost of living, culture-rich history and arts, quality health care and excellent recreational opportunities, it’s almost unfair to the other 49 states.
IncentivesTargeted, performance-based incentive programs help ease the tax burden and lower the overall costs of doing business in North Carolina. Discretionary cash-back programs, block grants, sales and property tax exemptions, and foreign trade zones are just some of the growth-minded incentives available.
#1 Lowest Corporate Income Tax Rate in U.S.
#1 Best State for Business 3 Years Running.
Top 10 State for Starting a New Business.
Top 5 Fastest-Growing State in the U.S.