North Carolina is a premier location for business and financial services. In fact, Charlotte, the state’s largest city, is home to the second-largest banking center in the United States. Nothing compares to North Carolina’s consistently top-ranked business climate, low cost of living, access to four international airports and highly educated workforce.
Business & Financial Services Companies in North Carolina
440 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC
7201 Hewitt Associates Drive, Charlotte, NC
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.
8501 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC
Bank of America
100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
200 West Second Street, Winston-Salem
BNC Bancorp (BNCN)
3980 Premier Drive, High Point, NC
Capital South Partners
4201 Congress Street, Charlotte, NC
1017 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC
7033 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC
550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
3000 Centregreen Way, Cary, NC
100 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Ernst & Young
100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
100 New Millennium Way, Durham, NC
Fifth Third Bank
212 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
300 Southwest Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC
First Citizens Bank
239 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
11115 Rushmore Drive, Charlotte, NC
201 Metlife Way, Cary, NC
11225 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC
Park Sterling Bank
1043 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC
301 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
Square 1 Financial
406 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC
10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC
8500 Andrew Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
6350 Quadrangle Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
2525 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC
6400 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC
550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
150 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
Yadkin Financial Group
3600 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
Low Tax Burden
At 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In fact, North Carolina offers a low tax burden across the board. Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.
Four International Airports
North Carolina’s four international airports – including Charlotte-Douglas International (CLT), the sixth-busiest hub in the U.S. – account for 1,000+ daily domestic and international flights, including direct flights to Europe and Latin America and easy one-stop connections to Asia.
Top-Tier Universities and Business Schools
North Carolina is home to four nationally recognized, top-75 business schools according to U.S. News, including Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (No. 13), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (No. 18), Wake Forest University (No. 45) and North Carolina State University (No. 70).
Quality of Life
A low cost of living, access to quality healthcare and affordable housing, and a family-friendly reputation – the state’s capital, Raleigh, ranks No. 1 on Forbes’ list of Best Cities to Raise a Family – make North Carolina an ideal place to call home.
Highly Educated Workforce
More than 380,000 students are seeking degrees at 41 North Carolina colleges and universities. In 2013, North Carolina’s colleges granted more than 50,000 bachelor’s degrees, 17,000 master’s degrees, and 4,300 doctoral degrees.
Country's Most-Educated Cities
North Carolina boasts one of the most educated workforces in the U.S. Raleigh ranks No. 2 and Durham ranks No. 3 among the Most Educated Cities in America.
NCWorks Customized Training Program
NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The main operations office of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is located Durham. All of the key business operations are represented here, including member service and specialized member communities, publications, conferences, finance, legal and human resources.
Eastern Finance Association – Financial Review
N.C. State University is the host institution for the Financial Review, the Journal of the Eastern Finance Association. The Financial Review publishes original empirical, theoretical and methodological research providing insights into issues of importance in all areas of financial economics.
North Carolina Treasury Management Association
The North Carolina Treasury Management Association (NCTMA) is a non-profit organization for treasury professionals. The association provides an opportunity for its members to meet regularly to exchange ideas and information in an interactive forum featuring national, regional and local speakers.
North Carolina Association of CPAs
The North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) is a membership-based organization for CPAs in North Carolina. NCACPA offers more than 500 events annually, provides numerous scholarships and other monetary contributions to current and future members of the accounting profession, and is actively engaged in a variety of service activities.
News & Events
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