Our Military Means Business.

Leverage your unique qualifications and launch your civilian career in the nation's most military-friendly state, in the region of limitless opportunity.

Military Famliy

A Place to Call Home

Come discover the opportunities here for you and your family. The Research Triangle Region offers an affordable cost of living, vibrant culture, and world-class universities and education systems.  Not to mention in North Carolina, we’re proud to call ourselves the “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State,” home to nearly 720,000 veterans, 113,000 active-duty service members, and their families while bringing in about 23,000 transitioning veterans each year.

Our region is home to some of the fastest-growing companies and communities in the world. Innovation, education and a culture of collaboration are key drivers of the area’s success. Explore Triangle living with our partners at VisitNC.

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North Carolina's Military Profile.

8.3% of the population has served in the military.
Over 74 higher education institutions offering academic credit for relevant military experience.
Most military-friendly state in the nation.
0% State Income Tax Rate on Military Pension Income

Training programs to enhance your military skills for business

Our region is rich in educational opportunities that exist at local universities and community colleges. The higher education system is dedicated to military-affiliated students, and our businesses are eager to hire and support veterans just like you.

College Credit for Military Training

Public colleges in North Carolina award academic credit for military training and experience. The UNC system uses the Military Credit Equivalencies Database to uniformly award credit across all 16 public universities and 57 public colleges in the state.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

If you are a veteran or transitioning military member in North Carolina, you can use your GI Bill benefits to participate in ApprenticeshipNC, a program designed to provide you with structured on-the-job learning and a progressive wage scale.

Resident College Tuition Rates

Both active-duty and veteran nonresident service members and their depends may be eligible for in-state tuition.

Scholarship Availability

There are potential scholarship opportunities for children of veterans who served during a period of war.

Resources & News

Talent: Helping veterans succeed at N.C. community colleges

June 28, 2022
By Hannah McClellan @EdNC Thaddeus Hickman has a winding educational journey. Like many adult learners, he’s attended several community colleges, taken time off, and attended night classes while working full time. Hickman, 56, is also part of a smaller subset of students: veterans. “I’m a disabled veteran,” he said. “I live alone. I have my […]

Study: NC ranks No. 10 for vet-owned businesses; Fayetteville tops in mid-sized metros

June 1, 2022
RALEIGH – Just in time for Memorial Day, new data shows just how important veterans are to North Carolina’s businesses. The state ranks No. 10 for veteran-owned businesses, while Fayetteville landed the top spot for mid-sized metros, according to a report In the Old North State, 6.9% of all businesses are owned by veterans — a total […]