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

With 13% growth from 2013-2017, North Carolina’s technology industry is growing at twice the rate of the national average. An active part of the state’s growing tech presence is its dynamic entrepreneurial environment. Ninety-four tech startups in the state received more than $780 million in equity funding in 2017, a 232% increase from 2016. In short? If you’re ready to move fast, move to North Carolina.

A HUB FOR ALL THINGS TECH

In 2017, CBRE ranked Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte among the top tech talent markets in the U.S. Forbes ranked Raleigh the #2 tech hub in the country, stating that millennials prefer the city to Silicon Valley. Why? A low cost of living, and ample job opportunity, just to name a few reasons.

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 #1 for percentage of women in the technology workforce, with women making up 35.6 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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IN GOOD COMPANY