Forbes ranked North Carolina as the #1 Best State for Business in 2017, 2018 and 2019.North Carolina’s prime location on the eastern seaboard means that almost half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive. Four international airports, two deep water seaports and the largest consolidated rail system in the nation further enhance supply chain advantages.
With a talent pool of 460,000+ manufacturing employees North Carolina is home to the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeast.In addition, there are roughly 140,000+ postsecondary degree and certificate recipients each year which helps provide a steady pipeline of talented individuals into the workforce.
North Carolina ranks as # 1 Best State for Business (Forbes 2017, 2018, 2019). Dominion Energy’s industrial rates are 13% below the U.S average and 30% below the east coast average. North Carolina is a right-to-work state and has a 2.5% corporate income tax rate which is the lowest in the country.