Today's manufacturing industry is more technologically advanced than ever before. It's also incredibly competitive, increasingly global, and as a result, more open to collaboration. Located in the heart of North Carolina's Research Triangle, Wake County's proximity to world-renowned research universities, multi-modal transportation facilities, and a highly skilled workforce make it a global center for advanced manufacturing.
Recently, President Obama announced that NC State will serve as the southeast hub for a new $140 million+ Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. NC State is already the headquarters for Power America, one of nine already established institutes focusing on advanced materials and technology.
Thanks to our Edge investors, who fund our economic development program