Carolina: One of the original thirteen colonies, North Carolina
has prospered along with the rest of the United States for over 200 years. Its
economy was highly dependent on the tobacco plant well into the 20th century. In
the new millennium, however, it has highly diversified into the engineering,
biotech and financial services industries.
North Carolina is home to the “Research Triangle” that encompasses the area between
and surrounding the cities of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. The area is anchored
by over a dozen prestigious universities including Duke and innumerable research
and high tech companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Wyeth Labs.
The capital, Charlotte, has evolved into the second largest financial services city
in the country trailing only New York City. Other cities have carved out
significant places for themselves in niche industries like Asheville with furniture
manufacturing. Tourism also flourishes in the “Tar Heel State” from the fishing on
the Outer Banks in the east to hiking and climbing in the Blue Hill Mountains to
North Carolina has grown to become the 10th most populous state. It is home to
almost a dozen cities of 100,000 people. There are opportunities galore in this
magnificent state for businesses and employees alike.
Additional information can be found regarding North Carolina's
economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: North Carolina Economy.