Information Technology

Eric Laignel, courtesy of IA Interior Architects

Information Technology

CHARGE YOUR GROWTH IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Major information technology companies call our state home, while growing companies flock to North Carolina for its business advantages, bright talent and active entrepreneurial environment.

UNSURPASSED GROWTH

North Carolina’s information technology (IT) job sector has been growing by 20% over the past 5 years, more than twice the rate of the national average growth rate. An active part of the state’s growing tech presence is its dynamic entrepreneurial environment. One hundred and twenty-nine tech startups in the state received more than $3.2 billion in 2021, a nearly 20% increase from 2020. In short? If you’re ready to move fast, move to North Carolina.

A HUB FOR ALL THINGS TECH

CBRE has consistently ranked Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina among the top tech talent markets in the U.S. and Canada. The Raleigh-Durham metro ranked tenth and Charlotte ranked thirtieth. Business Facilities ranked Raleigh the #2 Tech Talent Leader in the nation.

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 35.3 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.

EXPERIENCE THE MOMENTUM

Lenovo

An international powerhouse for all things tech, Lenovo is creating the AI of the future, right here in North Carolina.

Industry Support

NORTH CAROLINA TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
A trade organization working to advance the IT industry throughout the state.
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NC IDEA
Promotes young, high-growth technology companies in N.C.'s information technology, medical diagnostics and devices, material sciences, and green technologies industries.
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CENTENNIAL CAMPUS
Provides a vibrant space for university, industry and government partners to interact in multidisciplinary programs to solve contemporary problems.
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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.
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