An area located between the Atlantic Ocean and Appalachian Mountains, the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina consists of the three cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. This region has over 1.6 million residents, making it the 30th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The Piedmont Triad boasts a superb transportation infrastructure, creating a convenient distribution hub for commerce in the mid-Atlantic region.
Greensboro is located within the NC Carolina Core with immediate access to major interstate highways. The Carolina Core is a corridor between Winston-Salem and Fayetteville at the heart of North Carolina with four new megasites of 7,200 acres of certified land that offer advanced manufacturers room to grow, as well as many other industrial sites, urban research parks and mixed-use developments. The Carolina Core is centrally located on the eastern seaboard providing convenient access to major markets and labor.
The Carolina Core boasts a robust transportation infrastructure providing direct access to markets and the world. Strategic access to a vast network of highways, international airports, mainline rail and major east coast ports.
North Carolina was recently ranked #1 for business climate in Site Selection magazine with lowest in the nation in union enrollment, no inventory or intangibles taxes, and offers tax credits and assistance for several business initiatives. The region’s population of more than 1.6 million is growing, along with a workforce of more than 810,000.It’s no wonder that Greensboro is the base for many national and international corporations.
Greensboro enjoys all the amenities of larger cities, yet retains a refreshing community spirit and charm. Just hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic coast beaches, and equidistant between Atlanta and D.C., Greensboro is a hub of North Carolina and the east coast.
More information about Greensboro, the Triad, and North Carolina can be found at the below links:
NC Carolina Core
The NC Carolina Core is the corridor between Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Fayetteville. The Carolina Core brand was introduced by regional leaders last year to promote and develop four megasites of 7,500 +/- acres of certified land, industrial sites, urban research parks and mixed-use opportunities that are designed to bring advanced manufacturers to North Carolina with room grow their business, their workforce and build up surrounding communities.
An organization dedicated to combining the efforts of the entities that help Greensboro thrive: Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Alliance, Action Greensboro and Entrepreneur Connection.
Official Website of the State of North Carolina
This site contains links to all departments of state government, statewide media outlets, a calendar of events, and press releases from the Governor’s Office.
North Carolina Department of Commerce
The State’s economic development and business recruitment site, including information on state programs, incentives, and regulations.
North Carolina Community College System/Workforce Training
North Carolina Community Colleges are internationally recognized for their economic and workforce development programs.
State of North Carolina Department of Revenue
This site contains information on the state tax code and downloadable forms and instructions.
North Carolina Technology Association
NCTA is the primary voice of the information technologies industry in North Carolina. NCTA is dedicated to growing and strengthening the IT industry through increasing public awareness and influencing key public policy issues.
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
The NCESC provides data and information for employers including information on filing, tax rates, and labor market information.
North Carolina General Assembly
This link provides access to the legislators in the NC General Assembly, and to pending legislation.
MCNC, a non-profit organization, is committed to advancing education, innovation and economic development throughout North Carolina by delivering next-generation information technology services. MCNC is dedicated to building partnerships to enable and enhance the capabilities of North Carolina’s academic, research, government and business communities to discover, create, share and apply knowledge.
Research Triangle Park North Carolina
The largest research park in the world, home to over 100 research and development organizations.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
This private non-profit corporation provides long-term economic benefit to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, development and commercialization statewide.
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
The University of North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is the primary organization through which the State of North Carolina provides counseling and technical assistance to the business community. The fundamental mission is to support the growth and development of North Carolina’s economy by encouraging entrepreneurship, assisting in the creation and expansion of small business.