As the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the North Carolina Chamber is proud to represent and advocate for our state’s manufacturers. Over the past several decades, North Carolina has reinvented itself as a leader in high-tech manufacturing across an array of business sectors, including biotech, pharmaceutical and aerospace, while traditional manufacturing sectors continue to evolve and innovate as well.

The North Carolina Chamber believes what is made in North Carolina, makes North Carolina! With direct input from our manufacturing members, who comprise our North Carolina Manufacturing Council, we work with federal and state elected officials to advance key priorities for our state’s manufacturing industry – North Carolina’s engine for technology development and cutting-edge innovation in our competitive economy.

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Our members tell us often about the manufacturing industry’s widening skills gap and qualified workforce shortage.  With that in mind, the North Carolina Chamber has formed a strategic partnership with the University of Phoenix to provide educational resources to help North Carolina manufacturers meet the challenges of evolving technologies, globalization and a shrinking pool of qualified workers.  Learn more.

Exclusive State Affiliate


The North Carolina Chamber is the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in North Carolina.  NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.  Its Manufacturing Institute affiliate has been dubbed the authority on attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent.