North Carolina’s strong commitment to developing and growing a green energy economy has led us to have the first and only Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard in the Southeast. That, along with some of the best tax credits for renewable energy in the nation, has helped N.C. assume a leadership position in the industry. We are actively pursuing a sustainable energy future to ensure that the green energy industry always Thrives in North Carolina.
More than 1,000 companies participate in the renewable energy and energy efficiency supply chains, employing 12,500 North Carolinians.
The first and only state in the southeastern U.S. to enact a mandatory Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.
Renewable and energy efficiency firms maintain a presence in all 100 counties of the state.
A Quality of Life That Attracts Talent
From our moderate climate with excellent recreational opportunities to our culture-rich history and a low cost of living, North Carolina has what people are looking for to Thrive.
- A moderate climate
- A culture rich in history and the arts
- World-class sports events
- Recreational opportunities
- Quality health care
- Low cost of living—housing, utilities, supplies and groceries, transportation and health care are all below the national average
- Low construction costs
- Diverse educational opportunities and jobs available
The low cost of living in North Carolina makes it easier for our residents to take part in and enjoy all the great things that this state has to offer.