For Business

Welcome to North Carolina, where ideas take root and innovation takes flight

With one of the largest economic development networks in the country, North Carolina has the resources to help you through every step of taking your business to the next level. 

We provide your business confidential, customized, comprehensive support that addresses your unique startup, relocation or expansion needs. Along with the business professionals at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), the public-private organization that works under contract with us, meeting your business needs is our top priority. 

Why NC?

In addition to our world-class educational system and central East Coast location, North Carolina is home to a highly adaptable workforce and an unparalleled quality of life.

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We can help lessen the cost of expansion and overall expenses for companies doing business in North Carolina, through our targeted, performance-based incentive programs.

Find out what’s available

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Key Industries

A wide variety of traditional and knowledge-based industries that are critical to the global economy are rooted right here in North Carolina.

See N.C.'s key industries

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Frequently Requested Information

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N.C. Commerce offers tools and services to help your business relocate and take advantage of everything the State of North Carolina can provide your company.

Take the First Step

Search for Sites & Get Location Data

We provide personalized resources and counseling to companies like yours all across the state to help knock down barriers and spark new growth.

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Become an exporter

Whether you’re starting a new business, need support for your small business or are an entrepreneur wanting to move to NC, we can help you navigate the process. 

Turn passion into prosperity

NCWorks Career Centers and online portal can help you find, train and retain the right people for your business, all at no cost to you.


If circumstances require a business location or entire company to close, we can help you navigate the correct way to proceed.


The State of North Carolina offers assistance for businesses working to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Review the available recovery programs offered by our agency.  We're also publishing this guide to other statewide resources that are available..