North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative
In a proactive response to changes in federal defense budgets, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NCDIDI) was created in 2017. The program is managed through a partnership between NC State Industry Expansion Solutions and the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The goal of NCDIDI is to understand, support, and respond to the needs of North Carolina’s defense businesses. This goal is accomplished by ensuring that the defense supply chain remains resilient and able to quickly respond to high demands from the Department of Defense.
NCDIDI is chaired by NC Department of Military Affairs Secretary Larry Hall and NC State Industry Expansion Solutions Executive Director Phil Mintz. The advisory board is comprised of NC's most experienced defense industry and economic development professionals. Meet the Board!
This program is funded through a grant awarded by the United State Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.