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Site Selectors Like Piedmont Triad for Business

The Piedmont Triad region is positioned to absorb a large-scale recruitment project, according to the North Carolina Biopharma Manufacturing Labor Market Analysis. The analysis was put together by New Jersey-based site section and economic development consultants Biggins, Lacy, Shapiro & Co.

Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy, Gateway University Research Park, Greensboro Economic Development Alliance, High Point Economic Development Corporation, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Piedmont Triad Partnership, Piedmont Triad Research Park, and Winston-Salem Business Inc. sponsored the study, which vetted the biopharma manufacturing labor pool in the Triangle region to compile data for relocating companies.

"As the Piedmont Triad region continues to gain prominence in growing, attracting and sustaining a biotechnology ecosystem, the importance of an existing and emerging biopharma workforce is critical," said Nancy Johnston, director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's Piedmont Triad office. "This labor study validates our region's ability to support biomanufacturing investment and is another element of attraction to our region and to North Carolina."

The study examines the Piedmont Triad laborshed, which includes 12 North Carolina counties: Alamance, Davie, Orange, Stokes, Caswell, Forsyth, Randolph, Surry, Davidson, Guilford, Rockingham and Yadkin.

North Carolina Biopharma Manufacturing Labor Market Analysis - Piedmont Triad (pdf)