North Carolina's Distinct Information & Communications Technology Advantages

North Carolina has world-renowned universities and community colleges as well as a highly skilled and productive workforce that continues to attract and keep the leading information and communications technology companies here. When you add in the partnerships that our universities have with leading-edge technology companies, and the state’s investments in infrastructure such as an advanced broadband telecommunications network, you can see why companies here flourish.

100,000 Workers / 3,000 Firms

Over 100,000 workers are employed in over 3,000 firms. Raleigh and Charlotte named two of top 20 “Most Wired Cities” by Forbes magazine.

Computer Silhouette

Over 1,800 upperclassmen are enrolled in computer science curricula in the state’s colleges and universities.

Computer Network

North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) is one of the world’s leading statewide regional optical networks connecting most of the state’s colleges and universities, school districts, community initiatives and medical and research institutions.

Over 3,500 I.T. Professionals

More than 3,500 individuals are available to fill I.T. occupations.


North Carolina’s 58-campus Community College System offers many information and communication technology-related curricula.


A Quality of Life That Attracts Talent
North Carolina Quality of Life
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.