The #1 Region for Business in the #1 State for Business.

CNBC has ranked North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business for the past 2 years due to lower costs, lower taxes, and North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs. The Research Triangle Region is a big part of the state’s success overall.


State Incentives

Incentives by County

County Tier System

North Carolina’s 100 counties each are assigned a tier designation. This tier system is incorporated into various state programs to encourage economic activity in the more rural areas of the state.

Our Counties

Map of member counties in the Research Triangle Region.