Business Advantages

The State of North Carolina has been rated as having the #1 business climate in the nation 8 of the last 9 years by Site Selection Magazine, and this ranking certainly applies to the Southeast Region. Here are a few reasons why:


Workforce and Training

More than half a million people are active in our region's workforce. They're engaged in jobs across a range of industries including food processing, defense, biotechnology, metalworking and many more. One of the reasons our region is successful is the available industry training programs. These programs prepare our residents to meet the needs of new and expanding industry. Learn more.


Business Costs

One of the most important ways North Carolina's Southeast can help your company's bottom line is through a below average cost of doing business. Among other items, these cost savings can be found in our real estate costs, wages and utilities. Learn more about our region's cost of doing business.



Major economic development projects will evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and an incentive package will be formulated based on job creation, wages and capital investment. Learn more about North Carolina's incentive tools.



A location in North Carolina's Southeast region puts you within a two-day truck drive of more than 200 million U.S. and Canadian consumers. In addition to a strong interstate network, you'll find a deepwater port, multiple commercial airports and excellent rail options. Learn about our transportation infrastructure.


Entrepreneurial Resources

All to often, the people that need the most help don't know where to turn. Good news, if you're here, you're off to a good start. And if you know someone that might benefit from information about available programs and resources design to help small businesses grow and succeed, please send them our way. Learn more about available entrepreneurial resources in North Carolina's Southeast.