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From craft brewers and bus manufacturers to software innovators and aerospace trailblazers, the brightest minds across a multitude of industries are moving business forward in North Carolina.
In Conversation With: Todd Olson
CEO & Founder of Pendo
Happy people make better workers. Find out how a low cost of living, rich cultural experiences and access to the great outdoors helps Pendo attract, retain, and energize its innovative team to drive technology forward.
In Conversation With: Michael Praegar
CEO & Co-Founder of AvidXchange
A tight knit tech community plus a statewide growth dynamic that continues to gain traction have helped AvidXchange transform from a promising startup into a 1,200+ employee operation — and carve out a major niche in the financial software space.
In Conversation With: Richard Kendall
CEO of HAECO Americas
An advantageous location. Skilled workers. And a commitment to making travel inspirational again. These are the hallmarks of HAECO’s success — and the reason North Carolina is a perfect fit.
In Conversation With: DeLisa Alexander
Executive VP at Red Hat
Red Hat supports women at every phase of their tech career journey. With North Carolina as an inclusive and welcoming backdrop for success, the company is creating space for female leadership — and engineering its future growth.
In Conversation With: Leah Wong Ashburn
President & CEO of Highland Brewing
Water is the essence of life — and great beer. North Carolina's winning combination of natural resources, independent thinking and creative energy have made the state a match for Highland Brewing Company.
In Conversation With: Caley Edgerly
CEO & President of Thomas Built Buses
Passion makes the product. Talent drives its success. Discover the ways that generations of manufacturing prowess, a central location and miles of accessible road have helped Thomas Built Buses become the market leader.
In Conversation With: Ajit Sivadasan
VP Global eCommerce at Lenovo
Solving humanity’s biggest and most difficult problems takes a significant amount of computing power — along with collaboration from multiple businesses, universities, and R&D partners. Find out how North Carolina’s ecosystem of tech talent is spurring Lenovo’s growth.
In Conversation With: Michimasa Fujino
CEO & President of Honda Aircraft Co.
Journalism majors. Engineering degrees. Manufacturing certifications, specially trained skillsets, and so much more. Find out North Carolina’s diverse talent pool has helped Honda Aircraft experience liftoff.
Jet engine leader GE Aviation deepens its roots in North Carolina, fueled by state’s workforce, business environment and quality of life.
North Carolina’s location, workforce and training assistance create ideal home for GF Linamar’s new venture to supply Southeast automakers.
Japanese candy maker of Hi-Chew finds North Carolina’s location, business climate and weather create sweet spot for its first U.S. manufacturing plant.
Proto Labs finds skills and support in North Carolina to fuel its digital manufacturing revolution.
After a century, Thomas Built Buses is still growing and leveraging North Carolina's manufacturing heritage, location and business-friendly climate.
The maker of the world’s most advanced light jet says a skilled workforce and strong state and local support were keys to expanding in North Carolina.
After an 18-month search and 200 hopeful locations, one of the nation's largest craft brewers found the right fit in North Carolina's location, business climate and culture.