While many industries show up on Business North Carolina’s annual list of the largest job-creating projects, pharmaceuticals takes a dominant role with massive investments planned by global giants Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, and Audentes Therapeutics. The rankings are based on major job announcements in the year ending June 1 and include the number of committed positions and pledged investment
In good times or bad, the Tar Heel State’s combination of a talented workforce, relatively low taxes and living costs, and a traditionally pro-business regulatory approach has made it a favorite of corporations. For the third straight year, Forbes ranked North Carolina first in its Best States for Business, while the CNBC network ranked it third in its similar listing. Read more in Business North Carolina.