Visit North Carolina, a business unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina leads the state's tourism development program under contract with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
The mission of Visit North Carolina is to unify and lead the state in developing North Carolina as a major destination for leisure travel, group tours, meetings and conventions, sports events and film production. Visit North Carolina develops and executes effective marketing programs to accomplish these goals for the benefit of the travel, film, and sports wine industries; the economy; and the citizens of North Carolina. Visit North Carolina teams with local and regional economic development and tourism promotion organizations to advance tourism in the state. Available resources include a cooperative advertising program, industry and consumer publications, a consumer web site, international travel trade development opportunities and tourism development.
The Department of Commerce maintains nine Welcome Centers on interstate highways to assist travelers to North Carolina.
North Carolina Film Office
The North Carolina Film Office promotes North Carolina as a location for television, motion picture and advertising productions. Working in cooperation with state agencies and affiliate offices, the Film Office provides services to studio and independent filmmakers and production companies that include custom location packages, scouting assistance and permitting guidance.