#3 North Carolina


6.96 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.64 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.93 out of 10 in Living Environment

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State Profile

North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership streamlines the tasks of marketing North Carolina and trying to lure companies considering relocation. The public-private partnership took the reigns from the N.C. Commerce Department and is set to receive $21.4M in state money this year.

Key Industries

Film, Nanotechnology, Sciences

Key Companies

Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Duke Energy
Fidelity
Goldman Sachs
Goodrich
Jeld-Wen
Lowe’s
Reynolds America

Key Contacts

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Christopher Chung, Chief Executive Officer
(919) 447-7788
5000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC   27513-2118
[email protected]
https://edpnc.com/why-north-carolina/

CEO Comments

“North Carolina’s attitude toward race and gender issues is deplorable. They need to fix this in a long-term approach, which they are not likely to do since it is so deeply embedded in their culture.”

“Divisive politics in North Carolina and Texas are keeping us from expanding our business in those states.”

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