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North Carolina

Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh in the Tar Heel State are three of the top ten best large cities to start a business in.


New franchises will find North Carolina to have several incentive programs designed to help them launch and build their businesses, and the skilled workforce and friendly labour environment will help them find the team they need to be successful.

The state’s business survival rate is one of the best in the United States, which helped Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh recently earn the title of three of the top ten best large cities in the U.S. to start a business in. Forbes magazine has also named North Carolina as the best state for business, in part thanks to the 2.5% corporate income tax rate, as well as building costs, electricity and cost of living being well below the national average.