Why do so many life sciences companies call North Carolina home?
North Carolina accelerates success in the life sciences. Top talent, infrastructure, and a business-friendly climate are among the reasons why companies are choosing the Tar Heel state.
Our talent pool of 75,000 highly skilled workers are employed by our 810 life sciences companies. An additional 2,500 companies support the life sciences sector.
Our top-tier research universities, training and scientific infrastructure, and low cost of doing business, make North Carolina the right place for growing companies.
Strong, diverse life sciences cluster
Core strengths in pharma and biopharma manufacturing, gene and cell therapy, contract research, and agricultural technology
Ranked the nation’s fourth leading hub for biotechnology activity per Fierce Biotech
Named the 2022 State of the Year per Business Facilities
Named the 2022 Top State for Business per CNBC
life sciences degrees conferred 2016-2021
comprehensive cancer centers
land grant universities
people in a 500-mile radius