In recognition of North Carolina’s rapidly growing impact on the technology industry, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared May 11 as North Carolina Technology Day.
“I’m proud of our team for working diligently on this proclamation effort for North Carolina,” Vlad Rozanovich, SVP, and President of Lenovo North America. “North Carolina has been home to one of Lenovo’s two global headquarters for more than 16 years, providing access to an incredible talent pool and a quality of life that is key to our continued success.”
Lenovo is not alone in its love of North Carolina. The state is home to more than 275,000 tech industry employees, and the NC Tech Association forecasts North Carolina to be among the top 10 states for expected technology employment growth from 2021-2026. Hear more in this video from North Carolina’s chief information officer, Jim Weaver, and in the video embedded below from Rozanovich.
Lenovo values the employees and communities that make bringing its life-changing technologies to the world possible. As part of its mission, Lenovo takes pride in being a good neighbor to all North Carolinians through multiple initiatives.
In 2021, Lenovo gave more than $1.5 million in cash and product donations to support North Carolina communities. Lenovo has also sponsored numerous community programs based on broader community needs. One is Evolve Small, the Lenovo campaign focused on providing relief to small businesses recovering from the impact of the pandemic. Through that effort, Lenovo has donated $273,000 to small businesses across the Carolinas, with $120,000 going to a dozen woman and minority-owned businesses right here within the Triangle region.
“Thanks to the North Carolina community for helping fuel technology and innovation in our state. Your great work has a lasting impact around the world, but starts right here at home,” said Rozanovich.