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International Connections

For more than 30 years, North Carolina has made it a top priority to nurture and grow its life science sector to maintain its position as one of the world's strongest. Companies, professionals and students from all over the world come to our state to take advantage of our talented workforce, competitive salaries, top universities and our rich quality of life.

North Carolina's $86 billion life science economy boasts a total of 260,000 jobs at more than 650 companies, many of which have global headquarters in the state. Many companies from abroad have already discovered the benefits of doing business in our state.

A Competitive Market

While some states are just starting to compete, North Carolina has invested more than $1.2 billion to the biosciences in just the past 10 years.

During the decade 1998 through 2008 alone, North Carolina committed:

  • $857 million into research and facilities
  • $135 million toward workforce training
  • $115 million via the North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • $102 million to infrastructure in direct company incentives

Learn more about what North Carolina can do for you:

Bill Bullock, Senior Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development