North Carolina stands out among the 50 states as an exceptional place for commercial bioscience.
The state has a highly trained workforce of 64,500, a large community of 700+ 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 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)
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