North Carolina is home to 14 Fortune 500 and 26 Fortune 1000 headquarters. Nothing compares to North Carolina’s consistently top-ranked business climate, low cost of living, access to four international airports and highly educated workforce.

Corporate Headquarters in North Carolina


12040 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC

Advanced Plastiform

535 Mack-Todd Road, Zebulon, NC

Bank of America

Bank of America

100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


2 TW Alexander Drive, Raleigh, NC



200 West Second Street, Winston-Salem

Clariant Corp.

4000 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC

DAK Americas

5925 Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

Duke Energy

Duke Energy

550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Elster Solutions

208 South Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC

Frontier Spinning Mills

1823 Boone Trail Road, Sanford, NC

Guilford Performance Textiles (Lear Corporation)

1001 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC



1000 East Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105



4820 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, North Carolina 27703

Kao Specialties Americas

243 Woodbine Street, High Point, NC



531 South Spring Street, Burlington, North Carolina 27215

LORD Corporation

111 Lord Drive, Cary, NC



1000 Lowes Boulevard, Mooresville, North Carolina 28117

Mctron Technologies

5210 Hovis Road, Charlotte, NC


501 NMC Drive, Zebulon, NC

Novozymes North America

77 Perrys Chapel Road, Franklinton, NC



1915 Rexford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

Reynolds American

Reynolds American

401 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Sealed Air

Sealed Air

8215 Forest Point Boulevard, Charlotte, NC


8601 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC

Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive

4401 Colwick Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211


180 Commerce Place, Asheboro, NC


7201 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Competitive Advantages

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 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.

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.

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.

Research Infrastructure