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2018-19 Annual Report

Executive Summary

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is seen as a key contributor to the state’s economic development inventory of business solutions. We leverage state and federal resources to provide engineering and professional programs in support of business growth primarily throughout the state and nationally, where appropriate.

IES Strategic Plan


IES is committed to being a recognized leader in continuous improvement services, professional development and independent project evaluation. We have learned that market leadership requires constantly rethinking our engagement methods and program solutions. We continue to monitor and improve with a focus on four primary goals from the IES strategic plan.

Organizational Structure

IES External Advisory Board

Meet the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions Advisory Board members. They are a diverse group of professionals who make us smarter, better, stronger and help guide our mission and work.


Our clients leverage our university and community connections and deep marketplace knowledge. We offer tailored business solutions that enable them to improve their operations and their bottom line. 

Affiliate Programs

At IES, we recognize the value of a strong team and have recruited renowned organizations into our statewide mission to make North Carolina number one in every market we serve.

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