Our mission is to be a connecting global hub that develops talent for growing businesses and creates a global identity for our region.




"Persistent inequities in funding decisions disproportionately bar women and people of color from launching start-ups. But these entrepreneurs are key both for solving problems in their own communities and turning the tide on our declining start-up rates."

Justin Nifong underlines the positive economic development of the Triad. From his point of view the support of entrepreneurs is essential because "your true economic driver is the small business". "That is your organic and local growth, and provides for companies that share a commonality in location, values, and customer understanding. Small business is also what keeps your 20-somethings in town upon graduation, not looking to go elsewhere."

"HB2 didn’t change the strategic significance of a North Carolina location to companies already there, nor to most considering it a potential addition to their real estate portfolios. It still has one of the most educated workforces in the US; a temperate climate; two international airports, including a major hub for American Airlines at Charlotte, which is also a top financial center; three coastal ports; a desirable mid-Atlantic location; top research universities and community colleges and a 3 percent corporate income tax rate — the lowest such rate east of the Mississippi other than Ohio, which imposes a gross receipts tax in lieu of corporate income tax."



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