International Growth in North Carolina


Chinese Companies Invested $1.3 billion Since 2014


New Jobs Announced by Chinese Companies Since 2014


Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast US

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North Carolina Ranked America's Top State for Business

For Second Year in a Row, CNBC Names North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business. A world-class workforce played a major role in securing top spot as did a thriving economy and a low cost of living.

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Chinese Investment in North Carolina

Since 2014, Chinese companies such as CARsgen Therapeutics, LENOVO, and HAECO have created over 4,200 new jobs and made more than $1.3 billion in capital investments in North Carolina. In fact, they employ more people here than in any other state.

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Strategic Location

With half of the American population within a day’s drive, North Carolina is strategically positioned in the middle of the United States’ East Coast. Four international airports and two deep seaports put many customers and suppliers within reach.

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Speed to Market

You don’t have to navigate complicated tax structures or bureaucratic red tape to do business in North Carolina. We have a top business tax environment and are full of resources for all permitting, licensing, and other regulation questions.

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Largest Manufacturing Workforce

Particularly skilled in automotive, EV, machinery, furniture, textile, and food processing, North Carolina’s manufacturing workforce is the largest in the Southeast US. Credit goes to our 58 community colleges providing premier technical education.

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Leader in Clean Energy

Our state is ranked among the best in America for clean energy. A business-friendly environment, a robust supply chain, and a workforce of over 123,000 are just some of the reasons why renewable energy companies choose North Carolina.

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Chinese Companies Prosper in North Carolina

Some prominent Chinese companies that have already established themselves in this state include:

CARsgen Therapeutics


KSM Castings



Samson Holding

WH Group

The new production site in North Carolina will enable us to supply our current and future customers in the growing US market on a more local basis.

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Explore NC is a quarterly newsletter for companies interested in expanding their business to North Carolina. Each edition highlights a growing industry, recent project announcements, and more.

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Nathaniel Dick

Nathaniel Dick

Senior Business Development Manager,
Greater China & SE Asia