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NC Is for Business

Whether you’re looking to start, locate or expand a business in North Carolina, we can help you make it happen.

Why NC?

North Carolina boasts a highly adaptable workforce, world-class educational system, central East Coast location and an unparalleled quality of life.

The State of Minds: By The Numbers

197Colleges & Universities in North Carolina
9,944PhDs Awarded • 2015-16 Academic Year
42,000+Engineers in North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper leads North Carolina's economic development team, bringing jobs and prosperity to the state.

Secretary Anthony M. Copeland

Tony Copeland became North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce in January 2017, marking a return to the agency for the experienced business executive.