North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs help companies and communities grow and thrive in our state.  

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Job Retention Grant Program (JRG)

If your business or non-profit organization experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Job Retention Grant (JRG) Program may be able to offer assistance.


Competitive Incentives

In situations where North Carolina is competing with other attractive business locations, our competitive incentive programs can come into play.

Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)

The Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) is a performance-based, discretionary incentive program that provides cash grants directly to new and expanding companies to help offset the cost of locating or expanding a facility in the state.


One North Carolina Fund

The One North Carolina Fund (OneNC) is a discretionary cash-grant program that allows the Governor to respond quickly to competitive job-creation projects. The North Carolina Department of Commerce administers OneNC on behalf of the Governor. Awards are based on the number of jobs created, level of investment, location of the project, economic impact of the project and the importance of the project to the state and region.


Public Infrastructure Funds

We offer funds to help North Carolina communities build the necessary infrastructure to attract more businesses to their area. 

Infrastructure - State/Rural Grants

Infrastructure - Federal/CDBG – Economic Development

Utility Account

GoldenLEAF Foundation

Rail Industrial Access Program