More than 500 North Carolina Life-Science Companies
#1 Place to do business by Site Selection magazine for 6 of last 7 years
Fastest growing biotech hub in the country
57,000 employees with average salary of nearly $75,000 (2008)
Lowest state & local tax burden on business, Council on State Taxation and Ernst & Young
528 biotechnology companies & growing
110 contract research & testing companies
$1.9 billion in state and local taxes
Cultivating a rich biotech landscape
Why Choose NC?From rich capital resources to cutting-edge scientific research and an unmatched quality of life, see what North Carolina can offer you, your company and your employees.
Success StoriesYears of recruitment brought Novartis’ advanced cell-culture vaccine plant to North Carolina. Oliver Smithies came on a Biotechnology Center grant — and won a Nobel Prize. Biotechnology in NC is rife with success stories across all phases of the biotechnology pipeline.
Biotech SectorsYou know NC as a powerhouse in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and clinical research. But new sectors are taking root statewide. Redefine your thinking of NC's biotech present & get a glimpse of our future.
Centers of InnovationThe Centers of Innovation consortia of biotech sectors bring together researchers, professionals and businesses to strengthen communities and speed biotechnology advancements to market.
Regional DevelopmentGo anywhere in the state and you'll find a Biotech Center office — catch one leveraging NC's rich geographic diversity & our world-class educational resources.
NC Biotech CompaniesBrowse the 528 (and growing) biotechnology companies who have made a home in North Carolina. What will you find? Pioneering start-ups, experienced support companies and world leaders alike.
Business Loans & SupportWe know biotechnology success takes ideas and hard work. We also know it takes money and a supportive community. Did you know our programs can help launch your biotech business or keep it thriving?
Connect with ColleaguesWhether you are working at the bench or in business development, we connect you with biotech’s brightest minds and industry leaders.