Driving the Growth of North Carolina's Tech Industry

Founded in 1993, the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit association focused on advancing the state's tech industry.  NCTA has 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina based employees.

NCTA has three main focus areas:

Executive Engagement:  Connecting Technology Providers, Consumers and Stakeholders

NCTA brings together executives around the business of technology for peer interaction, educational programming, information share, relationship building and networking.  We host a lineup of executive-level programming from large events to small peer meetings across the state.  Members help drive the content of our programming and can participate as an attendee, speaker, exhibitor and sponsor based on interest.

Public Affairs:  Providing the Voice for the Technology Industry

NCTA is a go-to organization for policy makers on issues affecting the tech sector.  Our public affairs efforts are guided by three principles: build relationships, educate on issues, and craft and advocate forward-thinking policy.  We champion legislation that provides a favorable tax and regulatory environment, encourages new ventures and grows knowledge-based jobs in North Carolina.  Members help develop the public policy agenda, host an annual Tech Day at the Legislature and participate in sessions with state and federal officials.

Knowledge Workforce:  Promoting Lifelong Learning and a World-class Workforce

NCTA supports the development of world-class, well-educated students and workers to make NC a hub for globally competitive companies.  We provide content-rich business and technology programming for all employees of our member organizations.  Members have access to workforce and talent related discussions, information and resources.  NCTA impacts K-20 education through initiatives to promote and enhance the state's technology and educational opportunities.  We also support and encourage member participation in programs to attract more students into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula.

NCTA helps members grow regionally and compete globally in a number of ways:

  • Highlights technology, business, leadership and economic trends through programming and communications
  • Hosts 50+ gatherings each year including signature events, programs, meetings and webinars
  • Provides visibility for members through social media, communications, speaking, exhibiting and sponsorship
  • Convenes Interest and Peer Networks for relationship building and actionable information share
  • Celebrates technology companies, best uses of technology and tech leaders at the annual NC Tech Awards
  • Supports talent acquisition and development through industry specific data, Job Fairs and a Job Board
  • Serves as the voice of the technology sector in North Carolina
  • Connects companies with policy leaders and state government purchasers

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