The Research Triangle Region has evolved into a leader in high-tech manufacturing across many business sectors, including pharmaceutical, analytical instrumentation, and biotech.

Traditional manufacturing sectors such as furniture, textiles, and food processing have continued to evolve as well, allowing for the introduction of cutting-edge innovation into a competitive economy. The Research Triangle Region continues to be sought out by manufacturing and processing companies by offering a central location in the state, a pro-business environment, a skilled and educated workforce, and low taxes.