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Business Taxes
Corporate Income Tax — 2.5% as of 2019
Sales & Use Tax — 4.75% statewide with a local rate of 2.5% on transactions (combined 7.25% tax not applicable to raw materials, containers, labels, packaging and shipping materials)
Franchise Tax — $1.50 per $1,000
Inventory Tax — none
Property Tax — no state property tax; county rates range 4.2-11%; city rates range 2.4-8%
Electricity — 2.83% on electricity to farms, manufacturers, commercial laundries and dry cleaners
Natural Gas — 2.83%
Federal Deductibility: No

Local Incentives

Business Investment Grant Program (BIP)
The BIP is designed to encourage job creation and capital investment in Lake Norman. Qualifying projects that meet the requirements may receive a cash grant over a specific number of years.

Is your project eligible for the BIP?

BIP are awarded based the following:

  • Location of the project
  • Number of new jobs created in the community
  • Level of investment made in the community

Additional Local Incentives

  • Utility Rate Discounts
  • Customized Training Program

State Incentives

Job Development Investment Grant Program (JDIG)

JDIG is a performance-based, discretionary incentive program that provides cash grants directly to a company, when the company creates jobs and invests in the state.

Is your project eligible for the JDIG?

JDIG awards are calculated by several factors, including:

  • Location of the project
  • County tier designation
  • Number of net new jobs created in the state
  • Wages of the jobs
  • Level of investment made in the state
  • Company’s industry sector, and the industry’s alignment with the state’s targeted industry sectors

One North Carolina Fund Grant Program (One NC)

OneNC is a discretionary cash-grant that allows the Governor to respond quickly to competitive job-creation projects.

Is your project eligible for the OneNC?

OneNC awards are based on:  

  • Number of jobs created
  • Level of Investment
  • Location of the project
  • Economic impact of the project
  • Importance of the project in the state and region
  • Availability of local match

For more information on incentives, reach out to Ryan McDaniels.


8600 Sam Furr Road, Suite 100
Huntersville, NC 28078