Starting & Growing a Business

Welcome to Cary! This charming and flourishing community of Cary, North Carolina, is nestled among Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and is consistently rated among the top places to live and work in America. Cary is a great place for business!

Choosing Cary for your business is a smart decision.

A highly educated workforce, a variety of properties and real estate, low state and local taxes, and a competitive cost of doing business are part of what makes Cary an outstanding choice.

Also consider:

  • North Carolina has the 3rd lowest corporate tax structure in the nation and 1st among the states that collect coporate taxes.
  • The corporate income tax rate in the state fell from 3 percent in 2018 to 2.5 percent in 2019.
  • North Carolina is ranked 1st in the nation for top states to conduct business in by CNBC.

Whether you need assistance developing your business plan, want to take advantage of programs for startups, or simply want to consult with an experienced advisor, we’re here to help.

Contact us for assistance with real estate and to explore potential incentives.

Learn more about the Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District and how to do business here.

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy. Learn how we can help your business.

Cary also has a number of co-working spaces, business incubators, and other resources to get your new venture off the ground:

Read our guides

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