Food Processing & Manufacturing
UNLOCK A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS.
EASY ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS
North Carolina’s geographic position and superb transportation network provide access to millions upon millions of hungry customers. When it comes to perishables, this prime location on the Eastern seaboard is especially invaluable.
AN APPETIZING TAX RATE
At 2.5 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In addition, North Carolina has the lowest total effective business tax rate in the nation according to a report published by Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation.
A TASTE OF SUPPLY CHAIN GREATNESS
North Carolina’s 1,000+ establishment food and beverage manufacturing industry enjoys convenient access to local and regional suppliers. The industry includes a variety of thriving clusters, including agriculture, the fourth-largest animal processing and manufacturing cluster, and the fifth-fastest growing confectionary production cluster.
SERVING UP A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
North Carolina is at the forefront of transitioning to a clean energy economy. Through legislation and bold action, the state has diversified its energy resource mix to include sustainable, low-cost energy sources. Learn more about North Carolina’s commitment to clean energy.
EXPERIENCE THE MOMENTUM
Before craft beer was cool, there was Highland Brewing. Find out how this intrepid North Carolina company helped build an industry and put Asheville on the map as the east coast’s premier location for small-batch brewing.
Provides high-quality workforce development for life sciences and food & beverage industries across North Carolina through education, training and laboratory resources.
NORTH CAROLINA RESEARCH CAMPUS
Supports agricultural extension throughout the state, providing in-field research and educational programs.
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Operates research and support facilities across the state, as well as marketing and agribusiness development initiatives.
N.C. A&T UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES
Fosters interdisciplinary research in post-harvest technologies.