Home to Wells Fargo and Bank of America, North Carolina is the country's second largest financial center. The state has a very diverse economy driven by a variety of sectors including biotechnology, energy, information techology and food processing/manufacturing, to name a few. Companies that have recently moved or expanded to North Carolina include Owens Corning, BMW and Pepsi. Overall, North Carolina has a strong housing market driven by a growing number of residents relocating from other states. Home values are predicted to rise another 5% by March 2019, according to Zillow.