Businesses are Locating to North Carolina for its Right to Work Benefits

Businesses are choosing to locate to Right to Work North Carolina, and there’s no doubt that the state’s Right to Work laws are part of the reason for this. The most recent additions to Right to Work North Carolina include UPS and Tageos, as well as Elnik Systems and Kempower.

Read on in order to find out more!


UPS is investing $12.3 million in order to add a new facility in Right to Work Holly Ridge, North Carolina. They will also create 98 new jobs!

“UPS appreciates the State of North Carolina for their support of this development project. […] UPS manages our network with agility and a focus on service for our customers. The investment in Holly Ridge and surrounding communities allows us to meet current volume demands while positioning us for the future.” […]

“This announcement is an outstanding win for Onslow County and the state. […] I’m confident that our extensive transportation network, East Coast location, and capable pipeline of talent will support UPS’ growth strategy and lead to great success in this region.”



Tageos is investing $19.25 million in order to locate North American HQ in Right to Work Fletcher, North Carolina and create 64 new jobs.

“With a shared vision for sustainability, we are delighted to welcome Tageos to Henderson County, North Carolina,. […] High tech companies like Tageos need the best business climate and brightest tech talent to help them navigate such a high-demand industry, and it was a smart decision for them to call western North Carolina home.” […]

“Tageos is joining an emerging tech cluster in Western North Carolina. […] Our state is a leading market for innovative companies because of our strong research and development ecosystem and a diverse workforce, which includes the second largest market for women working in tech. Combined with our First in Talent plan, I am confident that more companies like Tageos will be successful here.”


Elnik Systems:

Elnik Systems is investing $3.1 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Pineville, North Carolina and create dozens of new jobs.

Mecklenburg County offers a business-friendly environment and skilled labor force, Elnik Systems president Stefan Joens said in a statement. “We are positioning the company for strong growth and the right location is a major part of that strategy,” he said.



Kempower Inc is investing $41 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Durham County, North Carolina and create 300 new jobs.

“We think North Carolina is a perfect location for us and fulfills our high ESG requirements. I would like to thank the State of North Carolina for the fantastic support during the thorough evaluation process. We will make sure that the global Kempower team works together to successfully scale up the production in the U.S. […] Kempower is committed to make EV charging reliability a top priority.” […]

“North Carolina’s global reputation as a clean energy manufacturing powerhouse continues to grow. […] Electric vehicle charging stations are a key component of our transportation infrastructure and we welcome these high-wage clean energy jobs that Kempower brings to our state.” […]

“North Carolina’s manufacturing workforce continues to deliver a competitive edge to companies like Kempower. […] We never take for granted the importance of a strong, well-trained workforce. As our First in Talent strategic plan makes clear, we’ll continue to invest in our people and the educational systems that create opportunities for everyone.”


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