Why did you start your business in North Carolina?
I decided to start Indovance in North Carolina primarily because of its highly educated workforce and quality family life. The region is known for its Research Triangle Park which draws a diverse group of international minds, and the Eastern Standard Time zone works well for communicating with businesses overseas. The state itself is centrally located along the east coast, which makes doing business travel easy from Maine to Florida and everywhere in between. North Carolina’s mild climate is still able to offer four distinct seasons - and with a trip to the beach or mountains only a few hours away - it lends itself to a perfect work-life balance.
What is the best part about running your business in your community?
I am specifically located in Cary, North Carolina. Cary’s population is booming and offers a young, professional and competitive workforce that is very attractive to entrepreneurs. Cary’s downtown is experiencing a bit of a renaissance offering many options for shopping, restaurants and night life. The cost of living, affordable housing, beautiful parks, outdoor spaces and quality schools also make it the perfect place to raise a family.
What do you believe your North Carolina community has that other startup hubs can’t offer?
I believe North Carolina offers vast educational opportunities, an unmatched talented and entrepreneurial workforce, a prime central location on the east coast and quality of life that few other states can offer.
In 3 words, how would you describe the entrepreneurial culture in NC?
Vibrant • Growing • Diverse