Advanced Manufacturing

Cary and the region are recognized for a commitment to developing innovative technology that improves processes, creating efficiencies across a wide spectrum of manufacturing platforms.

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Largest Manufacturing Economy in the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

State for Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)

Business Facilities, August 2022

Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

Lowest Unionization Rate in the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2022

Advanced Manufacturing firms in the Research Triangle region

Manufacturers today are shaping a new era of technically advanced skills across a diverse range of industries. Workforce training programs can be tailored to specific industry needs through partnerships with Wake Technical Community College and others, ensuring the consistent availability of the necessary talent required for an organization to thrive. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, retaining close proximity to world-renowned, tier-one research universities and supported by a highly skilled workforce, Cary is a prime market for attracting and retaining advanced manufacturing firms.

The second-largest food and beverage manufacturing state and the overall fifth-largest manufacturing state in America, North Carolina is home to the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast. The manufacturing industry employs 460,000 skilled workers in North Carolina–nearly 11 percent of the state’s workforce.

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