According to the North Carolina state government, the major industries in North Carolina include advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, automotive, agriculture, bio pharmaceuticals, energy, defense, banking, information technology and textiles. The major products produced in North Carolina include livestock, crops, tobacco, chemicals, computers, electronics and granite.Know More
The largest industry in North Carolina is agriculture business, which involves producing and caring for crops such as tobacco, cotton and sweet potatoes, as well as livestock such as hogs, cattle and poultry. North Carolina is the leading producer of tobacco and sweet potatoes in the country. Its agriculture industry also includes nursery and greenhouse crop production and aquaculture that produces primarily trout and catfish.
Defense is North Carolina's second-largest industry, and it includes primarily aviation and aerospace defense. The state is also home to one of the major military bases in the country, Fort Bragg. Finance is the third-largest economic sector in the state, and many of the major national banks have made North Carolina their home base. The biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences industry in North Carolina is the third-largest in the country, and some of the largest international pharmaceutical companies call North Carolina home. The textile industry in North Carolina was one of its strongest industries before a major national decline in textile manufacturing occurred, but as of 2014, this industry is growing again in the state.Learn more about The South
The physical features of North Carolina include mountains, beaches and rolling foothills. There are also islands referred to as the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. These islands are called Cape Fear, Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras.Full Answer >
Colonial North Carolina's geography was split into three main areas: the coastal, Piedmont and mountain regions. There were swamps, islands, foothills and mountains in North Carolina. The geography of the state has not changed much since colonial times.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the frost line depth for the majority of North Carolina is 6 inches. The extreme southeastern coastline has no seasonally frozen ground. Frost lines are often referred to as frost depth or freezing depth.Full Answer >
The British founded two colonies in North Carolina in the 1850s, but both failed. It was later settled by permanent Virginia settlers, and again became part of a British-founded colony named Carolina.Full Answer >