According to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, 2017 was a landmark year for our state with:
• 20,000 new jobs – a 34% increase in new job growth.
• Top rankings: Forbes’ #1 State for Business, recognition from CNBC, Area Development, Chief Executive Magazine, Site Selection Magazine and more.
• Status as a top state for startup activity in the Southeast, and one of the fastest growing states for women-owned businesses.
• Growth of rural communities through business recruitment and expansion: 93 project wins bringing 7,754 new jobs and $2.9 billion in new investment.
Here is the annual report.