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62 N o r t h C a r o l i N a E C o N o m i C D E v E l o p m E N t G u i D E company headquarters industry 1 Bank of America BAC Charlotte Financial services 2 Reynolds American RAI Winston-Salem Cigarettes 3 Lowe's LOW Mooresville Hardware stores 4 Duke Energy DUK Charlotte Utilities 5 BB&T BBT Winston-Salem Financial services 6 VF VFC Greensboro Apparel 7 Nucor NUE Charlotte Steel 8 Laboratory Corp. of America LH Burlington Medical testing 9 Red Hat RHT Raleigh Software 10 Martin Marietta Materials MLM Raleigh Building materials 11 Hanesbrands HBI Winston-Salem Apparel 12 Sealed Air SEE Charlotte Containers and packaging 13 Albemarle ALB Charlotte Chemicals 14 Quintiles Transnational Q Durham Pharmaceutical services 15 Qorvo QRVO Greensboro Semiconductors 16 Carlisle Companies CSL Charlotte Plastics, cables and industrial coatings 17 CommScope COMM Hickory Telecommunications equipment 18 Highwoods Properties HIW Raleigh Real estate 19 Old Dominion Freight Line ODFL Thomasville Trucking 20 Piedmont Natural Gas^ PNY Charlotte Utilities 21 Premier PINC Charlotte Health care services 22 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers SKT Greensboro Shopping centers 23 Curtiss-Wright CW Charlotte Aerospace and industrial equipment 24 Snyder's-Lance LNCE Charlotte Snacks 25 First Citizens BancShares FCNCA Raleigh Financial services *ranked by market value as of 6/30/16 ^ acquired by Duke Energy October 2016 source: Capital Investment Companies and The Nottingham Company t o p 2 5 p u b l i C C o m pa N i E s b a s E D i N N o r t h C a r o l i N a * a N e n v i a b l e b u s i N E s s C l i m at E With a low cost of living, competitive tax rates, acclaimed educational institutions and skilled workforce, North Carolina consistently ranks as a top state for business. #1(TIE) m ost C omp E titiv E stat E Site Selection, 2016 #2 b E st stat E F or busi NE ss Forbes, 2016 #3 b E st stat E F or busi NE ss Chief Executive magazine, 2016 #5 top stat E F or busi NE ss CNBC, 2016 11 T h m ost C omp E titiv E tax C o DE Tax Foundation, 2017 A R O U N D T H E S T A T E | b y t h e n u m b e r s

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