Manufacturing plays a significant role in North Carolina’s economy, accounting for nearly 21% of North Carolina’s total output and employing 10.8% of our state’s workforce. As the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in North Carolina, the NC Chamber works every day to advocate for small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector.

While the state’s traditional manufacturing sectors continue to evolve, North Carolina has reinvented itself as a leader in high-tech manufacturing across an array of business sectors, including biotech, pharmaceutical and aerospace.

But manufacturers across the state are facing similar problems: an outdated stigma about the industry, a lack of skilled talent to fill open positions, and more. The NC Chamber works closely with our members to identify solutions to their most pressing problems and will continue to stand up for this important sector of our growing economy.