EDPNC Releases 2021 Annual Report: "Together We Thrive"

March 21, 2022

Raleigh, N.C. – The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today released is 2021 Annual Report entitled “Together We Thrive,” highlighting North Carolina’s notable economic growth in 2021. The report includes an in-depth analysis of the state’s successes through the work of the EDPNC and its partners, such as the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

In 2021, the EDPNC secured 174 corporate relocations and expansions in which the state is expected to see close to 24,000 jobs and $10.01 billion in capital investment. This number surpassed the high bars set in 2019 and 2020, with 21,654 jobs and $6.3 billion invested, respectively.

“Our annual report illustrates how North Carolina’s economic climate is ideal for incoming business and existing businesses to grow,” said Gene McLaurin, chairman of the EDPNC Board of Directors, “and there is no stopping what our state can accomplish.”

“Our shared successes speak to North Carolina’s fundamental advantages – our strong workforce, thriving industries, and diversity of people and place – which appeal to both businesses and individuals seeking greener pastures in a post-pandemic world,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer of the EDPNC. “Our annual report is just a snapshot of those successes, but it is a testament to the amazing growth and opportunity happening in our state.”

The EDPNC’s fully digital annual report includes overviews, project wins and case studies from across all the EDPNC’s divisions. To read the report, visit edpnc-thrive.com.

About the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world. In pursuit of sustainable job-creation and investment in North Carolina, the EDPNC works closely with public- and private-sector partners at the state, regional and local levels. As a nonprofit public-private partnership, the EDPNC operates under contract with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, while receiving additional financial support from the private sector. Governed by an 18-member board of business and industry leaders representative of the entire state, the EDPNC proudly serves as North Carolina’s statewide economic development organization, committed to serving all those looking to invest in, visit or do business with North Carolina. For more information, visit edpnc.com.

Media Contact:

Maggie Bizzell, EDPNC Senior Communications Manager
Phone: (M) 919.447-7784, (O) 919.717.0409
Email: Maggie.Bizzell@edpnc.com