ICT Infrastructure

N.C. has the resources, training and infrastructure needed for growth.

North Carolina's extensive tech and manufacturing infrastructure, comprehensive workforce development network and exceptional educational opportunities ensure people and companies have what they need to Thrive.

Information Technology Institute
Developed in partnership with Google, AMP Technologies and other local industries, the Information Technology Institute provides specialized hands-on training for entry-level information technology positions such as data technicians and technical assistants.

Research Triangle Park (RTP)
As the largest research park in the U.S., three major research universities—Duke University, NC State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—anchor RTP. More than 100 research and development organizations call RTP home, employing nearly 40,000 people.

Centennial Campus
A 1,334-acre site adjacent to NC State University’s main campus that is home to well over 100 large and small companies, government agencies and university units in industries including nanosciences, ag-bio and advanced materials.

Charlotte Research Institute
Located on the UNC-Charlotte campus and focuses on eBusiness technology, precision metrology, optoelectronics and optical communications and has partnerships with Boeing Aerospace, GE Research Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (formerly Piedmont Triad Research Park)
A master-planned innovation community developed to support life science and IT research and development located in downtown Winston-Salem. Currently, Innovation Quarter encompasses six buildings, providing over 554,000 sq. ft. of wet lab, office, meeting and residential space and is home to 42 technology tenants who collectively employ over 850 university and corporate personnel.


Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
Founded in 1984 to stimulate the creation and growth of high impact companies, today it is the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the U.S. with more than 5,500 active members.

North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN)
Developed in 1985, it’s a reliable, robust fiber-optic network providing high-speed network services to The University of North Carolina’s 16-campus system, Duke University, Wake Forest University, UNC-TV and other private universities, colleges and non-profit institutions in the state.

North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA)
The primary voice of the information technology industry in the state, dedicated to growing and strengthening the IT industry through increasing public awareness, promoting companies and influencing key public share information on crucial technologies.

MCNC Grid Computing Networking Services
A non-profit organization delivering next-generation information technology by continuously evaluating new hardware and software in test beds and deploying leading-edge computing and networking services all supporting and advancing the competitiveness of the research and education community throughout North Carolina.