Few areas of the country can boast as many geographic benefits as the Piedmont Triad. Our location – midway between Washington, DC and Atlanta, central to North Carolina’s I-85 corridor and just a few hours’ drive from both the Blue Ridge Parkway and North Carolina’s Atlantic coast – the Piedmont Triad provides an excellent location for industry and for a superior quality of life.
North Carolina is divided into seven economic development regions of roughly equal geographic size. In the geographic heart of the state lies the Piedmont Triad.
- More than half of the nation's population and most of its major markets are within a 650-mile radius of our mid-Atlantic location.
- One of the most sophisticated interstate highway networks in the country traverses the Piedmont Triad. Five interstates – I-40, I-73, I-74, I-77 and I-85 – intersect the region.
- The Piedmont Triad International Airport services approximately 60 daily nonstop flights to key East Coast and Midwest cities, as well as major international flights.
- Distribution infrastructure includes a major FedEx sorting and shipping facility, extensive Over-The-Road transport, rail services and connections to North Carolina's deep-water port at Wilmington and other ports.