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NCDIDI Online Publications & Resources

Regional Profiles and Cluster Analysis

Cluster Analysis

As part of the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative, an analysis was conducted on the significance of defense industries in the state’s business clusters and sub-clusters. The defense cluster analysis was designed to provide actionable information for diversification and business support services in Phase II of the DoD OEA grant. Used in combination with the other reports, the cluster analysis provides valuable information for targeting key defense sectors for support.


North Carolina Regional Profile Reports

The Regional Profile reports explore the similarities and differences in defense contractor activity among North Carolina’s six regions, as defined by NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). The six profiles discuss a variety of methodological, data and definitional issues and provide high-level regional comparisons of defense industry activity, highlighting significant differences among regions.

Read the reports below.

Research Triangle Park

NC Defense Asset Inventory and Target Industry Analysis

A strategy for growing North Carolina’s defense and homeland security economy

NC Defense Supply Chain Analysis

This report is intended to serve as a guide to economic developers, lawmakers, the DoD and others interested in the defense and manufacturing industry to underscore the various opportunities and risks to the companies and communities in North Carolina that help power the nation’s broader defense supply chain.

2018 NCDIDI Snapshot and Summary

This report is intended to identify a strategy that capitalizes on the competitive advantages of North Carolina’s defense industry. The initiative developed response protocols for those defense reliant industries at risk or those with the potential to expand beyond their defense contracts.



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