Piedmont Region

The Middle of the State is the Center of It All




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Piedmont Region

Why NC

North Carolina’s Piedmont region is the heart of the state for more reasons than its location. Top universities, hubs for international travel, and corporate headquarters all contribute to that title.
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70 Colleges and Universities

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Biomanufacturing Hub
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#2 Largest Financial Center in the US

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North Carolina’s Business Center

This region is the state’s commercial activity hub. Fintech and corporate operations thrive in Charlotte, while the Triangle has the nation’s largest research park, and the Piedmont Triad has established textile and aerospace manufacturing clusters.

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Top Tier University Talent

There is no shortage of talent coming from this region’s 29 universities. They’re producing groundbreaking research, spinning out successful startups, and are the center of patent activity and venture capital investment in North Carolina.

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Go from Here to Anywhere

Travel anywhere in the world conveniently via the Piedmont region’s airports. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the world, while airports in the Raleigh-Durham area and Greensboro offer nonstop service to 70 destinations.

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A Home Base for Corporate Headquarters

North Carolina’s 13 Fortune 500 HQs, including Lowe’s, Bank of America, and Honeywell, reside in this region. Companies such as Apple, Google, Credit Karma, and USAA have corporate hubs here due to the talent supply and low cost of doing business.

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Companies in Central North Carolina

Prominent companies that have already planted roots in the Piedmont region include:
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Bank of America

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Boom Supersonic

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Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

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Hanes Brands

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Eli Lilly and Company

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Lena Hobbs-Brown

Lena Hobbs-Brown

Business Development Associate