Innovation is elemental in North Carolina.
Innovation isn’t coming to North Carolina. It’s here. And it’s growing. Firmly rooted and continually generating. It’s activated by an intellectual infrastructure, a business-friendly tax rate, and access to clean energy and unarguable talent.
A HUB FOR ALL THINGS TECH
Cities across North Carolina are investing in resources and infrastructure to support the growth of the technology and innovation economy. It’s establishing our state as a top tech hub in a variety of sectors including software publishing, life sciences, fintech and cybersecurity, military and defense operations, and entrepreneurship.
WHERE FEMALE TALENT REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
Many a CEO has attributed greater diversity and a strong female leadership presence to dynamic corporate growth. We’re seeing women in tech choose North Carolina at unprecedented rates. Our state ranks #2 for percentage of women in the technology workforce, with women making up 36.5 percent of the workforce.
RESEARCH POWER AND POTENTIAL
North Carolina’s universities boast the highest share of industry-funded research in the nation. By capitalizing on the talent that works across our education system, you can stay ahead of all things new – and be first to discover what’s next.
PROGRESS LIVES HERE
Technology in North Carolina
In North Carolina, innovation is driving ahead at full speed, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks and everywhere in between.
NORTH CAROLINA TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
A trade organization working to advance the IT industry throughout the state.
Promotes young, high-growth technology companies in N.C.'s information technology, medical diagnostics and devices, material sciences, and green technologies industries.
Provides a vibrant space for university, industry and government partners to interact in multidisciplinary programs to solve contemporary problems.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
The largest research park in all of North America. Anchored by three major universities, the area supports R&D, tech innovation, and future advancements.