Incentives that pay off for business and for North Carolina communities.

Two discretionary, performance-based incentive programs offer companies options to offset the cost of locating or expanding in North Carolina. Through the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) and the One North Carolina Program (One NC), we tailor grants to best fit the needs of the community attracting jobs and the company making an investment. 

Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)

The JDIG award is North Carolina's signature economic development incentive and can often be a decisive factor in a company's decision to expand or locate in North Carolina.

Job Development Investment Grants are considered in situations where the state is competing with other attractive business locations.

A sample of companies awarded JDIG grants include:

  • Apple, the personal technology company, selecting Research Triangle Park for its first East Coast R&D campus and engineering hub, creating 3,000 jobs • announced April, 2021
  • Centene Corporation, the Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for health plans, selecting Charlotte for its East Coast headquarters and creating 3,237 jobs • announced July, 2020
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, building the North America's largest end-to-end biopharma manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, investing $1 billion and creating 725 jobs • announced March, 2021
  • Credit Karma, the personal finance company, selecting Charlotte for its East Coast headquarters, creating 600 jobs • announced May, 2021
  • Lowe's, the home improvement retailer, bringing a major technology center to Charlotte and creating 1,612 jobs • announced June, 2019
  • AvidXchange, a leading fintech company, expanding in Charlotte and creating 1,229 jobs • announced December, 2018
  • Honeywell, the Fortune 100 technology company, bringing its corporate headquarters to Charlotte and creating 750 jobs • announced November, 2018
  • Allstate Insurance, bringing 2,250 jobs to Mecklenburg County • announced August, 2017
  • Infosys, the Indian IT firm, with 2,000 jobs coming to RTP • announced July, 2017
  • Credit Suisse, bringing 1,200 jobs to the Research Triangle region • announced May, 2017

North Carolina offered a great site, overwhelming support and an overall climate that made this a perfect fit.

Toshiaki Fukunaga, Morinaga & Co. general manager of research and development

One North Carolina Fund

The North Carolina Department of Commerce administers OneNC grants on behalf of the Governor.  Awards can be deployed relatively quickly and help companies offset the costs associated with creating new jobs in the state.

OneNC grants also underscore the partnership and collaboration between the state and local jurisdictions that benefit companies that do business in North Carolina.  OneNC awards require that a local government provide an incentive to match the OneNC funding.  Local governments follow a formula for this required local match based on the tier designation of the county where the project is located.