State tax information
- #1 ranked by Forbes, 2017, Best State for Business
- #1 ranked by Site Selection, 2017 & 2018 Top Competitive State (Prosperity Cup)
- #2 ranked by Site Selection, 2017, Top U.S. Business Climate
- #4 ranked by EY, 2017, Lowest State & Local Burden
- Corporate income tax reduced to 2.5 percent in 2019, the lowest of all 44 states that levy this tax
- A number of sales and use tax exemptions
- Manufacturing, Large Fulfillment, Data Centers and Other
State incentive programs
- Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)
- Performance-based, discretionary incentive program that provides cash grants to new and expanding businesses to help offset the cost of locating or expanding a business facility in North Carolina. Companies can qualify for a JDIG based on the project location, number of jobs, and average wage.
- One North Carolina Fund (One NC)
- A discretionary cash-grant program that allows the governor to respond quickly to competitive job-creation projects. One NC requires a local match. Awards are based on the number of jobs created, investment level, project location and economic impact of the project.
- Public Infrastructure and Transportation Programs
- A number of different programs to fund public infrastructure development.
- Building Reuse Programs
- Two different programs to provide grants to renovate and upfit vacant industrial and commercial buildings.
- Workforce Development and Training Programs
- Customized training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions.
- Recycling Business Development Grants, Building Demolition Programs, Foreign Trade Zones, etc.
Economic Development in
A pro-business climate offers low energy costs and a skilled, productive workforce.
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