Orange County Economic Development

North Carolina is a Great Place to do Business.

Offering easy global travel for people and products alike, there are abundant reasons to start, move or grow your business in North Carolina. We are no longer America’s best-kept secret; approximately 154,000 people move to this state, and 4,718 people move to Orange County, every single day. Taxes for businesses here are relatively low – North Carolina has the 6th–lowest cost of doing business. The educated workforce number is high. Our distinct mix of diversity, culture, cosmopolitanism and high-tech in the midst of a rural, scenic landscape comes together in a business horizon that’s seemingly endless. Orange County is home to innovative entrepreneurs with a natural linkage to the world-renowned University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

These are just a few of the reasons why North Carolina has been ranked #1 Best Business Climate 9 of the last 10 years by Site Selection Magazine!

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North Carolina Dashboard 2030:  Tracking North Carolina’s progess in economic, business climate and job growth.