About North Carolina

9thLargest State in population. We passed Michigan in 2014
6thMost Visited State Plan your trip at VisitNC.com
9thLargest Economy In the U.S. Among the top 25 worldwide, ranking just behind Norway

About NC

Scenic beauty, a moderate climate, a culture rich in history and the arts, and world-class sports and recreational opportunities make North Carolina an exceptional place to live and do business. Combine that with quality health care, top universities, a low cost of living, and it's easy to see why most people who live here never want to leave. 

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Your Government

Governor Roy Cooper portrait
Chief Executive

Gov. Roy Cooper

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Judicial Branch

The Courts

Legislative Building
Legislative Branch

General Assembly

Open Government

Whether you're interested in finances, ethics, or fraud, there are many ways for North Carolinians to keep an eye on state government.

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Stay Connected

Wherever you go, we're always just a tap away. Follow our state agencies through social networking, and be sure to check out our featured mobile apps and mobile-optimized websites.

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