NC TECH ROAD: Future Foward.

We are not a stretch of highway. We are not a collection of buildings, or marks on a map. We are a catalyst for innovation. A conduit for collaboration, driven by growth and opportunity. And the most important assets we create are not architectural spaces, but the potential for ideas realized inside them.

Across the world, cities are looking for ways to safeguard their economic futures. The innovation economy is emerging with stunning pace and requiring new, advanced skills with more dynamic and collaborative environments. Tech Road represents a unified vision for North Carolina’s dense network of Universities, Research Institutions, Science & Technology Parks, Industrial Zones and Innovation Districts along the I-85/40 Corridor. Tech Road – a play on North Carolina’s Tobacco Road – is underpinned by deep, authentic public-private partnerships and specialized venture funds that aim to fuel the state’s transition to a more balanced economy that incorporates technology and innovation.

The North Carolina Tech Road Alliance is a growing Public-Private Partnership dedicated to helping make North Carolina a global leader in the innovation economy


  • Capital Networks
  • Parker Poe Attorneys & Counselor at Law
  • Catalyst Surety
  • Venture Point


  • Liberty Atlantic Development Partners
  • West River Construction
  • Haskell


  • East Greensboro NOW
  • Gen Labs


  • Left Field Agency
  • Montana Colors


A stable, focused and balanced Qualified Opportunity Zone pipeline

The Opportunity

  • $1B potential project pipeline in established and emerging Innovation and Health Districts in North Carolina
  • Fueling economic growth through the creation of an environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Data-driven, master development approach to expansion and revitalization
  • Focus on technology-led economic development
  • Capitalize on market trends of transforming research parks into vibrant, live-work-play communities
  • Tax-enhanced returns to investors

The Strategy

  • Deep relationships and authentic public-private partnerships in Tier II markets
  • Focus on qualified opportunity zone properties
  • Concentrated critical mass
  • Focus on keystone properties that drive value
  • Master-lease agreements with anchor-institutions
  • Active risk mitigation & capital preservation
  • Active Real Estate, Infrastructure, Equipment, Seed Capital, Operating Capital, Intellectual Property


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