North Carolina

North Carolina is consistently named the top state to do business, most recently as CNBC’s Top State for Business and Best Business Climate in the nation by Business Facilities. Our state has a highly educated workforce, innovative workforce development, and the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast.

— Christopher Chung, CEO,
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina


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Greenville North Carolina Greenville is the thriving economic, educational, medical, and cultural hub of eastern North Carolina. With capital to coast connections, the Greenville MSA is a prime mid-Atlantic location with the infrastructure, workforce, and resources that companies need to succeed.

Rowan EDC, North Carolina

Rowan County is a dynamic and growing region of the Charlotte metro area. With its central location in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, access to a 1.4 million person labor pool, pro-business environment and quality lifestyle, Rowan County offers everything your business needs to be as innovative and prosperous as you can envision it.


#2 Best Business Climate2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Aerospace/Defense2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Life Sciences 2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Customized Workforce Training2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Semiconductors2023 State Rankings
Top 10 EV Industry Investment 2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Food Processing2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Cybersecurity2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs (Large): Raleigh-Durham–Cary 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Food Processing: Rowan County 2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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