Invest, Expand and Thrive

Foreign Direct Investment

The region is home to more than 700 foreign-owned companies encompassing every industry from Healthcare to Banking, IT and Manufacturing.

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Below is a list of the Triangle's most significant foreign-owned operations:

Company Country of Origin 
Arkema Inc. France
Schneider Electric USA, Inc. France
Sodexo, Inc. France
BASF Germany
Deutche Bank Germany
Schmalz Inc. Germany
Siemens Medical Germany
HCL India
GlaxoSmithKline UK
Fujifilm Japan
Konica Minolta Japan
Credit Suisse Switzerland
ABB Switzerland
Novartis Switzerland

Wake County additionally has a number of resources to help both companies interested in the region, as well as existing organizations. Some of these include:

North Carolina World Trade Association

The North Carolina Consular Corps

Go Global NC

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina


The North Carolina Japan Center

North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

TIE-Carolinas (South Asia/India)

North Carolina Chinese Business Association

European American Business Chamber

Triangle Area Chinese American Society of North Carolina

Chinese Association for Science and Technology

Chinese American Friendship Association of North Carolina

Triangle British American Business Council

SKEMA Business School

Consulate of Mexico

Carolina Kinder

Chicle Language Institute

The Lerner School

Raleigh Chinese Language School

Carolina Chinese Academy

Raleigh Japanese Language School

Japan Culture Exchange

For further assistance on FDI in Wake County, please reach out to Kathleen Henry, 919.664.7041