What makes North Carolina a leading life science hub?
Our top-tier research universities, strong talent pipeline, and thriving ecosystem are moving life science companies forward.
North Carolina has a highly trained workforce of over 66,000, a large community of 735 bioscience companies and approximately 2,400 service providers, and a low cost of doing business, among many other competitive advantages.
Why do so many life science companies call North Carolina home?
Strong, diverse life science cluster
Some of the biggest names in pharma, biotech, agriculture, and contract research
Consistent top tier ranking from numerous analyses of life science clusters in the U.S.
Specialization in R&D, Contract Research, Ag, Bioscience Distribution (source: TEConomy)
Trained Workforce of Life Science Professionals
2018 TEConomy Report Highlights
The "2018 Evidence and Opportunity: Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina" report from TEConomy Partners, LLC analyzes the ten-year transformation of life sciences in North Carolina.
North Carolina's infrastructure supports life science companies all across the state. Some of our major advantages include:
- An ideal mid-Atlantic location
- Four international airports, including major international airports Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte Douglas
- Daily freight and passenger trains with 3,200 miles of railroad
- Two coastal ports, including 3 million cubic feet of cold storage space
- 90,000+ miles of highway connecting NC to all corners of the US