North Carolina

North Carolina is in the Southeastern part of the United States. North Carolina borders on South Carolina & Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west & Virginia to the north. North Carolina is the 10th most populous of the 50 United States.

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North Carolina comprises of a 100 counties with the largest cities being:
Charlotte, 731,424 (Population)
Raleigh, 403,892
Greensboro, 269,666
Winston-Salem, 229,617
Durham, 228,330
Fayetteville, 200,564
Cary, 135,234
Wilmington, 106,476
High Point, 104,371
Greenville, 84,554
Asheville, 83,393
Concord, 79,066
Gastonia, 71,741
Jacksonville, 70,145

North Carolina’s capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte, NC. During the last few decades, North Carolina's economy has undergone a transition from heavy reliance upon tobacco & furniture to a more diversified economy including engineering, biotechnology, and and 2nd largest in finance sectors.

In 2011 NC’s civilian labor force was at around 4.5 million with employment near 4.1 million. In 2010, North Carolina was chosen as the 3rd best state for business by Forbes Magazine, and the 2nd best state by Chief Executive Officer Magazine, with 15 metropolitan areas.

Colleges and Universities:
Duke University 
Wake Forest University 
Davidson College
Elon University
Guilford College
Salem College
Shaw University 
John Wesley College
Methodist University
Campbell University
Mount Olive College
Montreat College
High Point University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
East Carolina University
Western Carolina University
UNC Asheville
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
UNC Wilmington
UNC School of the Arts 
Appalachian State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Winston-Salem State University 
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
NC has 58 public community colleges as well

North Carolina compete’s in every level of competition in the United States including NASCAR, the NBA (Charlotte Bobcats), the NFL (Carolina Panthers) & NHL.

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival 
Concord Mills 
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
Biltmore Estate