Global Carolina Connections
The Carolinas' premier conference on foreign direct investment. August 18, 2016 // The State Club // Centennial Campus, NC State University
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Foreign Direct Investment in the Carolinas by the numbers

Foreign-Owned Companies
Countries Represented
People Employed
Billion in Capital Investment
Global Carolina Connections is the premier conference on foreign direct investment and international manufacturing in the Carolinas. Now in its 4th year, the conference has brought together 100s of leaders from foreign-owned and -affiliated companies to discuss topics of immediate relevance and importance. Past topics include top management talent for global businesses; global automotive manufacturing in the Carolinas – current impacts and future trends; and workforce development.

Global Carolina Connections is not only bringing international manufacturers together – it is also helping the Carolinas write the book on how to keep those companies here and keep them expanding.

Presenting Sponsors

Parker Poe coordinates business expansion and incentives projects for companies throughout the United States.
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Rödl & Partner is a leading CPA and tax firm representing companies from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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Global Carolina Communications provides a host of PR and content marketing services for global companies and service providers.
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What are people saying?

"South Carolina is now leading the manufacturing renaissance, ... and we are being fueled in our growth by foreign direct investment.”
Bobby Hitt
Bobby Hitt SC Sec. of Commerce
“When you look at the numbers that North Carolina has managed to compile over the last decade in terms of foreign direct investment, I think it clearly demonstrates the competitiveness of this region of the world.”
"A major theme that emerged [during the 2015 conference] was the dynamic, changing role that the Carolinas continue to play in global business – growing from a region of individual clusters into a 'mega-region' of global activity that crosses both industry sectors and state borders."

Global Carolina Conversations

We regularly conduct interviews with leaders from global companies throughout the Carolinas and publish them here. Please check back regularly for updated interviews with these influential international voices.