North Carolina

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout North Carolina.

site selection

High-Growth Sectors Connect At LiveXchange Emerging Industries

With high-growth industries the focus, Business Facilities LiveXchange event looks at what’s next in site selection.
Ziehl-Abegg Forsyth County, NC

German Manufacturer Picks North Carolina For North American HQ

Ziehl-Abegg will invest over $100 million and create 189 new jobs at Union Cross Industrial Center in Forsyth County, NC.
National Association of Counties

Operation Green Light Illuminates Buildings Across America

The National Association of Counties (NACO) and NACVSO have spearheaded an initiative to shine a light on veterans and their role in their communities.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs For New Ideas

In innovation hubs, local entities work together to provide the resources growing companies need to foster discovery and advancement.

In North Carolina, Bobcat Completes Its Largest Manufacturing Facility

The $70M expansion project makes Statesville, NC the largest Bobcat manufacturing facility in North America, and will create up to 250 jobs. 
North Carolina

Carolina On My Mind

East coast location, world-class research and education facilities, and quality of life have long attracted business to North Carolina.
Silicon Carbide production

North Carolina Lands World’s Largest Silicon Carbide Materials Facility

Over the next eight years, Wolfspeed expects to create approximately 1,800 jobs at its new Silicon Carbide Materials manufacturing facility in Chatham County, NC.
Fintech Locations

Forward-Looking Financial Locations

As FinTech activity continues to grow, financial services firms are finding locations with ecosystems to support their burgeoning business needs.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Downtown Raleigh, NC

North Carolina: Broadening Horizons

In North Carolina, economic development is flourishing with record investment in 2021. An Annual report from EDPNC shares the highlights.
Bank of London Charlotte

The Bank Of London To Create 350 Jobs In North Carolina

The Bank Of London has announced it will open its US Global Platform & Services headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Eastern Fence North Carolina

Fence Maker, Logistics Company To Invest $26.5M In North Carolina

Port City Logistics will invest $16 million in New Hanover County, NC; Eastern Fence will spend $10.5 million in Rowan County.

Virginia Leads States In Tech Talent Pipeline, Cybersecurity Rankings


Virginia once again earned top spots for both Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

North Carolina Tops Best Business Climate List

The Tar Heel State is the leader for Best Business Climate in Business Facilities’ 2022 State Rankings Report.
Research Triangle Region

The Research Triangle Region: Your Site’s New Home

The Research Triangle Region offers access to a diverse talent pool, a desirable standard of living, connections to major metro areas, plus a lower cost of doing business.
LiveXchange

Spring 2022 LiveXchange Streamlines Site Searches

The success of the 18th annual LiveXchange event by Business Facilities paves the way for expansion of the franchise this fall.

[QUIZ] How Well Do You Know North Carolina?

First in flight, and home to NASCAR. North Carolina has a rich history, but how much do you really know?
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.