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Global Business Expansion in North Carolina


State for Business


Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast US


in Korean Goods Imported to NC (2023)

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North Carolina Ranked America's Top State for Business

For the second year in a row, CNBC has named North Carolina America’s Top State for Business. A world-class workforce played a major role in securing the top spot as did a thriving economy and a low cost of living.

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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 sea ports 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 teeming with resources for all permitting, licensing, and other regulation questions.

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Hub for Innovation

You’ll find North America’s largest research park and life sciences hub, located in the Raleigh-Durham area, while Charlotte is the second largest financial center in the US. North Carolina is also known for its agriculture, food, and automotive manufacturing sectors.

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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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Korean Companies Prosper in North Carolina

Some prominent Korean companies that have already planted roots in this state include:






There is no better place than North Carolina based on availability of skilled labor, proximity to the customers, and low costs of doing business.

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Korey Howard

Korey Howard

Director of Business Development,
Japan and Korea