Study Shows NC’s Defense Economy Has Potential for Growth
The state is among the fastest growing in the nation for technology areas being targeted by the Department of Defense
A study led by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) and conducted by RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, and the North Carolina Department of Commerce has found that while North Carolina is a small market for defense contracts, it is among the fastest growing states in the nation for technology areas being targeted by the Department of Defense (DoD). Findings and accompanying recommendations were detailed in a report by DANC published in February 2020.
The study team based their research on the six technology areas the DoD is prioritizing for future contracts: advanced manufacturing, autonomous systems, data and knowledge management, human performance, materials and power.