North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country and, as a result, North Carolina commercial real estate listings have grown in size and scope. The gross state product in North Carolina is approximately $425 billion as of the 2010 census.
While in the past, the economy of North Carolina was based on items such as tobacco and furniture; today the state’s economy is diverse and includes finance, biotechnology and engineering. Rural commercial land in North Carolina is dedicated to a variety of outputs including poultry, eggs, tobacco, milk, sweet potato and soybeans.
North Carolina commercial real estate listings are most plentiful in 15 metropolitan areas including Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham-Chapel Hill, Jacksonville, Wilmington and Winston-Salem. Charlotte has the largest population overall, as it was estimated as 731,000 at the 2010 census. North Carolina hosts 5 Fortune 5000 companies and is a large banking center. Many of these areas have experienced rapid growth in population and, as a result, quality North Carolina investment property can be found.