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What’s made in North Carolina makes North Carolina.

Employing more than 474,000 people and generating more than $102 billion in 2021, our state’s manufacturing industry is a robust driver of North Carolina’s economic success.

What began in the 1880s as a sprinkling of textile mills across North Carolina’s landscape has evolved into an impressive, technologically-driven industry that generates more than 17% of our gross state product and employs more than 10% of our state’s workforce. The inaugural NC Manufacturing Tour will elevate the visibility of this vital industry, educate the public about its statewide impact, and introduce students to limitless potential of manufacturing careers.


Official Tour Stops

Follow Along on the Tour: Click each highlighted area below to learn more about the upcoming stops on the NC Manufacturing Tour. Clicking highlighted counties may populate links with coverage of particular tour stops.

Learn More About Participating

Click below to express interest in the NC Manufacturing Tour. We look forward to learning more about your business and showcasing your facility statewide!

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Tour Schedule

Tour Stops will be Announced Soon!

Our Most Recent Visit

Coverage of our first tour stop coming soon!

Fast Facts: Manufacturing in North Carolina

From the top manufacturing sectors and average salary to the overall value of North Carolina’s manufacturing output, browse the 2022 North Carolina Manufacturing facts provided directly by the National Association of Manufacturers.

See the Stats

For Students

Careers in Manufacturing: Virtual Experience

In this virtual choose-your-own adventure experience created by the National Association of Manufacturers, you’ll learn more about modern careers in manufacturing and practice the skills required, all while trying to beat the clock to earn your badge as a “creator.”


For Job Seekers

NC Manufacturing Jobs: What’s available?

Browse available manufacturing job opportunities near you using “Creators Connect,” a manufacturing job search engine hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Explore NC Manufacturing Careers