North Carolina

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

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.
Utz North Carolina

Food Companies To Bring 138 New Jobs To North Carolina

In North Carolina, Utz Brands will create 115 new jobs in Kings Mountain, while D’Artagnan will create 23 new jobs in Granville County.

Four Expanding Companies To Invest More Than $104M In North Carolina

In North Carolina, four expansion projects announced in the past week will bring a total of more than 530 new jobs to Cabarrus, Gaston, Nash and Scotland counties.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
2022 LiveXchange

At 2022 LiveXchange, Site Selectors Get Down To Business

Early this month, site selection professionals and economic developers met at LiveXchange, participating in more than 300 one-on-one meetings.
North Carolina Corporate Expansions

North Carolina Corporate Expansions To Create More Than 250 Jobs

Nucor will invest $350M in Davidson County, SinnovaTek will invest more than $11M in Nash County.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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