2022 Annual Conference Registration is Open! – Join us August 8-10 in Cherokee, NC for our Annual Conference

Our Recipe for Success in the Food and Beverage Sector

The food processing industry in North Carolina is a diverse and growing sector that extends across the entire state. Our recipe for success in this sector is quite simple: companies enjoy easy access to raw materials and a rapidly expanding consumer base. It’s all tied together by a skilled workforce familiar with operating in a regulated industry.

Key Benefits:

  • Central location on the East Coast with easy access to more than 170 million customers
  • Reliable and affordable energy: North Carolina’s industrial electric rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Talented and growing workforce of 60,000+ skilled food and beverage workers

Shovel-ready Smart Sites®

Critical production demands can’t always wait on a lengthy construction project. We created the Smart Sites® program to offer more shovel-ready property for economic development growth in our member communities. The valuable due diligence included in our program assists site selectors in making informed, intelligent choices. In short, the Smart Sites® program simplifies the process for consultants and companies and minimizes risk to them. Below are just a few of our many available Smart Sites®.