Grow Your Business with Multimodal Global Access 


Million Customers Within a Day’s Drive 


International Airports + 2 Seaports


Miles of Freight Railroad

North Carolina Freight Carrier
aerial view of the port of wilmington

North Carolina Ports is #1 in North America for Container Terminal Efficiency 

North Carolina Ports’ container terminal at the Port of Wilmington moved up three spots in the latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), ranking it as the most productive port in North America in 2022. 

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North Carolina’s efficient and dependable access to domestic and global markets gives its businesses the ability to spread influence all over. A strong infrastructure supports profit growth.

Charlotte Has the World’s 7th Busiest Airport 
miles of Class 1 Railroad 
Nonstop Daily Flights to Intl. Destinations
Ports and 5 Intermodal Facilities 
Foreign Trade Zones 

Strategically Located in the Center of Commerce 

North Carolina’s prime location connects you to customers and suppliers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. A robust highway and rail system ensures that you can move your freight and reach major markets to expand your service offerings quickly.  

Proximity map of NC

Global Accessibility 

Your people and cargo can travel effortlessly from 10 airports that service over 250 destinations (45 international). Charlotte Douglas Airport is the world’s 7th busiest, so you’re virtually a stop away from any major business center on Earth. 

North Carolina Globally Accessible via Airport

Efficient Shipping Capabilities

North Carolina offers two deep water ports with fast turn times and capacity to support 4 million+ tons of general cargo annually. Additionally, an inland port in Charlotte sits at the heart of the Southeast’s manufacturing and distribution sites. 

North Carolina Shipping Capabilities

This Rail System Hauls It All 

Over 3,000 miles of freight railroad along mountains and coasts and five intermodal terminals interconnect to ship your freight statewide and beyond. Discretionary grant programs are available for site development needs along active rail lines. 

North Carolina Rail Systems

Low Utilities, High Profits  

A dependable and affordable utility and water supply guarantee that your operations will run smoothly. Our commercial electricity costs are 26% below the national average and water costs are third lowest in the nation.  

North Carolina Solar Panels

Poised and Prepared for Growth  

Investments in infrastructure will ensure North Carolina can support its fast-growing population. Our airports are investing billions into growth and expansion projects like new runways, terminal expansions and additions, and land improvements.

North Carolina Uptown Business Growth

“North Carolina was chosen for the location, for the utility and the transportation advantages, and the state contains an exceptional workforce. In addition, we can service our customer base quicker and provide more cost-effective transportation.” 

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The EDPNC helps businesses large and small succeed in North Carolina. For assistance, fill out the form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Lena Hobbs-Brown

Lena Hobbs-Brown

Business Development Associate