North Carolina

International companies in North Carolina employ 292,500 U.S. workers. Approximately 130,300 of those jobs are in the manufacturing sector. With 1,140 international companies in the Tar Heel State, global investment grows North Carolina's economy. Discover how global investment is growing North Carolina's economy and providing high-quality jobs in local communities.

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Globally Connected

292,500 Workers

in North Carolina are employed as a result of global investment - an increase of 20.9 percent since 2014.

130,300 Mfg Workers

in North Carolina - 44.5 percent of all FDI jobs in the state - are in the manufacturing sector.

Netherlands, Germany, and United Kingdom

support the largest number of jobs in North Carolina among all international employers.

1,140 Global Employers

have operations in North Carolina.

From 2014 to 2019, North Carolina's FDI employment
While the state's overall private-sector employment