It’s true. North Carolina has the tangibles that businesses need as well as a lifestyle that helps employees flourish. It’s also true that North Carolina is consistently ranked among the best business climates in the nation by Forbes, CNBC, Chief Executive and Site Selection.
Our great labor environment and skilled productive workers, along with a comprehensive workforce development network and exceptional educational opportunities ensure that people and businesses have what they need to Thrive. North Carolina’s proximity to many major markets and global connectivity help move goods and people efficiently. In fact, we have the largest state-maintained highway system in the nation as well as more than 76 public, 225 private and 4 international airports. Add to that the fact that we are a right-to-work state, have one of the lowest costs of doing business and a low cost of living and you can see why our population is growing at twice the national average.
Looking for the perfect spot within North Carolina to locate a business? Check AccessNC™, our economic development intelligence system, which helps users search site details and map out locations. To get even more of a head start, take a look at our North Carolina Certified Sites Program that contains a statewide inventory of industrial sites that have undergone a rigorous prequalification process to ensure they meet a consistent set of standards.