By rail, by road, by sea or sky, North Carolina’s central location on the eastern seaboard and excellent transportation infrastructure make it an optimal point for access to markets and customers, keeping freight and delivery costs low.

Location & Accessibility

Major interstates, international airports and deep-water seaports keep commerce moving across North Carolina, the United States and the world. And the home base is growing, too: Currently ranked as the ninth most-populous state in the U.S., our population recently surpassed 10 million, thanks to a growth rate nearly twice the national average.

North Carolina’s central location makes it easily accessible from anywhere on the East Coast, keeping freight and delivery costs low.

North Carolina offers global market access via the second-largest state-maintained highway system in the U.S., four major airports and two seaports.