Since 1988 the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) has been the leading advocate for manufacturers before North Carolina regulatory agencies and the N.C. General Assembly on environmental, health, safety, energy, tax and other issues impacting manufacturers doing business in North Carolina. We are “The Voice of North Carolina Manufacturers”

Our Mission

To represent and promote the interests of manufacturing industries in North Carolina by:

Working effectively with state and local governments, and when appropriate, with the federal government, to provide leadership, information, and services in the development of policies, laws, and regulations in order to protect public health, the environment, and the vitality of the manufacturing industries in North Carolina.

Sharing information among NCMA members that will enhance each member’s capabilities to operate responsibly and successfully while protecting its employees, the community and the environment.

Informing and educating the general public, legislators, government agency officials and others about environmental, health, safety, energy and taxation issues, and any other issue that the Board of Directors determines to be of vital importance to Alliance members.

Promoting the use of good science, engineering and economics in legislative and regulatory processes.


Our History

NCMA is a non-profit organization originally founded in 1988 by ten chemical company executives interested in becoming more active in influencing the development of environmental, health and safety policies. The organization was originally known as the Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (CIC).

In 1994, we expanded our membership to include companies who use chemicals in a manufacturing process and changed our name to the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (MCIC) after agreeing to merge with the North Carolina Pulp and Paper Council. We further expanded our membership in 2003 to include a limited number of “business partners” who provide services to member companies.

Since it founding in 1988, we have expanded our membership to include a far more diverse listing of manufacturers (chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper and other wood products, adhesives, tobacco, heavy equipment, heavy duty vehicles, steel, and aircraft engine manufacturing) interested in a more diverse set of issues. In 2013 to more accurately reflect our diverse membership, we changed our name to the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA).

After 30 years we remain “The Voice of North Carolina Manufacturers.”