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NC State Is Extraordinary

NC State has always been an institution that thinks big and gets things done. That Think and Do spirit has been part of our DNA for more than 130 years, and it’s at the core of our Campaign.

Services and Solutions

Enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, lower risk and expand capacity.


Every industry is different. Find a solution designed and customized to suit your needs.

Training and Courses

Unparalleled training and educational programs with multiple ways to learn and grow.

Who We Are

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused extension unit of NC State's College of Engineering. Our broad portfolio of solutions and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology.

We serve clients at every level of their organization, no matter what the challenge. We focus on delivering practical and enduring results and equipping our clients to grow and lead. Since 2000, IES-led NCMEP efforts have resulted in $2.9 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina.

IES offers a broad range of assessments, a portfolio of solutions and expertise in many industry sectors. We can also tailor our solutions to your individual requirements.  If you don't find your industry listed in our solutions, contact us to see how we can design a solution customized to your organization's particular needs.

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Wed 24

OSHA #503 Irmo, SC

April 24, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Wed 24

OSHA #502 Pinehurst

April 24, 2019 - April 26, 2019
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OSHA #500 Irmo, SC

April 30, 2019 - May 3, 2019


IES to Host May NCDBA Science and Technology Forum

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) will host the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) Science and Technology forum at the Wilson College of Textiles on May 9th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Phil Williams, the chair of the Science and Technology...

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Manzo To Receive Outstanding Extension & Engagement Award

The NC State University Office of Outreach and Engagement is recognizing Dr. Deborah Manzo, a management systems and quality improvement specialist with NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), with a 2019 Outstanding Extension and Engagement Award. Dr. Manzo...

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