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North Carolina’s prime location on the eastern seaboard means that almost half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive. Four international airports, two deep water seaports and a strong rail system further enhance our state’s supply chain advantages. If access is what you need, you can get anywhere from here.
A Right-to-Work state, North Carolina boasts an impressive array of vocationally trained workers and those with advanced degrees. Our pool of 460,000+ manufacturing employees is the largest in the region, and our talent pipeline is full of roughly 140,000+ postsecondary degree and certificate recipients each year.
North Carolina has a proven track record of reducing and streamlining business taxes. At 2.5 percent, our state has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the country. We are committed to helping businesses grow — and our tax rates won’t cut into your bottom line. North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs help companies in North Carolina by lessening the tax burden and lowering overall costs to the business.
Building costs, 16 percent below the national average. Electricity costs, 7 percent below the national average. Cost of living, up to 11 percent below the national average in major metropolitan areas. Across many key indicators, we come in under budget. North Carolina’s business costs rank among the lowest in the nation, making our state a more profitable place to work.
North Carolina has 53 colleges and universities, among which are three Tier 1 research universities — NCSU, Duke and the UNC. The publicly funded university system draws students from all over the world to its 17 institutions. Additionally, NC enrolls more than 800,000 students at the 58 community colleges state-wide, offering some of the most comprehensive and advanced vocational and technical programs in the U.S. In fact, every NC resident lives within a 30-minute drive of a community college, making high-quality education accessible to the state’s growing workforce
Our moderate climate is characterized by mild winters, long pleasant periods of spring and fall, and warm summers. This state is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse geography. Residents and visitors of North Carolina enjoy iconic mountains such as the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains on the western end of the state, bustling city skylines in the middle region known as the Piedmont, and 300 miles of beautiful beaches on the coast.