International

Foreign Direct Investment

NC Southeast is an attractive place for foreign direct investment, with over 65 international companies from 23 countries operating in the region. To learn more about the advantages we offer to international businesses, download our Foreign Direct Investment brochure.

Additional information about the international companies operating in the NC Southeast region can be found below:


Foreign Trade Zone 214

NC Southeast is home to Foreign Trade Zone #214, a “duty-free” zone for businesses. The FTZ program allows U.S.-based companies to defer, reduce or even eliminate customs duties on products admitted to the zone. The zone reduces paperwork and streamlines customs procedures, lower your cost of importing.

FTZ #214 has three ports of entry and five magnate sites in the southeast region of North Carolina. The zone is mid-way between Maine and Florida, along I-95 and I-40. Rail service is throughout the zone and connects to two sea ports. In addition to the excellent transportation network, the FTZ region has a skilled workforce and customized training programs provided by the North Carolina Community College System. Download the FTZ #214 Brochure.