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North Carolina Earns Title of "Innovation Champion"

Consumer Electronics Association named North Carolina to the list of Top 10 Most Innovative States in the U.S., earning the title of “Innovation Champion” due to its status as a right-to-work state with a favorable tax system and more successful business start-ups per capita than most states.  

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) used the following metrics to evaluate the 50 states and the District of Columbia:

  • Right-to-work laws
  • Welcomes new business models
  • Tax friendliness
  • Entrepreneurial Activity
  • Tech Workforce
  • Investment Attractiveness
  • Granting of STEM Degrees
  • Innovation Momentum
  • Innovation-Friendly Sustainable Policies

To view the Innovation Scorecard, click here


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