Local Businesses

North Carolina offers a wealth of opportunities for the business savvy, whether looking to establish a business or expand one. Citizens of North Carolina take great pride in local establishments and enjoy patronizing and supporting them.

Importance of NC Businesses...

North Carolina’s government feels just as strongly about encouraging local businesses as the owners and patrons. A top priority of North Carolina’s government continues to be creating and sustaining jobs for the state’s residents. In fact, according to the North Carolina’s Department of Commerce, the state’s gross product is ranked tenth in the nation and the workforce is 36% more productive than the national average.[1]

Rankings of NC Businesses…

Forbes recently ranked North Carolina as the third best state for business for the second year. North Carolina was also ranked number 1 for Best Regulatory Environment, number 2 for Best Business Costs and Number 3 for Best Labor Supply.[2]

Categories of NC Businesses…

Many types of businesses thrive throughout the state. The cities of North Carolina offer splendid opportunities for restaurateurs, as dining continues to be a draw for visitors and residents. Locally grown products make for fresh and eclectic ingredients and support North Carolina farming. The diverse topography offers an affordable alternative for those in the film industry. In recent years there has been an increase in filming in various locations ranging from the mountains and small towns to open spaces and coasts. The rich land has proven dependable for local wineries as the vineyards have become highly regarded and the wine highly sought after. Small businesses capture the charm inherent in many of the state’s towns. Retail has proven successful as the stores each offer unique products, such as antiques, clothing and décor.

Future of NC Businesses…

North Carolina continues to attract people looking to begin or expand their business. The state is committed to providing assistance and resources in order to meet unique business needs and has developed the business recruitment and expansion efforts that works to attract new industries.[3] Just as this resourceful state has adapted to changing economic times and set new goals, the citizens have set their own goals that support the hardworking values associated with North Carolina.

[1] Cited from North Carolina’s Department of Commerce

[2] Cited from North Carolina’s Department of Commerce

[3] Cited from North Carolina’s Department of Commerce

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