We work hard to bring you the stories about the life science community in North Carolina. Every once in a while, we add a little news of our own. Read some of those stories below, or check out some of our perspectives on our staff blog.
The Life Science Economic Development Summit
On Monday, April 30, economic developers, educators and elected officials from across the state gathered in downtown Raleigh to discuss attracting and growing the life science industry in North Carolina. Hot topics at this year’s Life Science and Economic Development Summit included:
• How the state can attract life science companies to rural parts of the state
• What companies need when they launch or relocate their business
The Johnston County Workforce Center (JCWC) will be getting a $1.3 million renovation. Upgrades will support the skills needed with the expansions being done at Grifols and Novo Nordisk to name a few.
Since the center’s grand opening in 2005, it has been a model for life sciences training and development centers in North Carolina. The updates being done will help keep up with the emerging opportunities in the life science field.