Why NC?

North Carolina stands out among the 50 states as an exceptional place for commercial bioscience.

The state has a highly trained workforce of 63,000, a large community of 700+ bioscience companies and 2,200+ 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 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

colleges
58

community colleges

diploma
21,163

life science degrees conferred 2011-2016

UNC system campuses
17

UNC campuses

private colleges
36

private colleges

International Connections

 international companies
83

international companies

international companies
23

countries

airports
2

major international airports

100 million people in a 500-mile radius
100 million

people in a 500-mile radius

Superior Science

medical schools
5

medical schools

4 pharmacy schools
4

pharmacy schools

3 cancer centers
3

cancer centers (comprehensive)

land grant universities
2

land grant universities

vet school
1

veterinary school

Our expert staff is here to answer your questions or connect you with the resource that will drive your technology, project or business forward. This includes our retention program. Contact Bill Bullock at 919-541-9366.