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Regional Development

Our state is home to a broad range of natural resources and scientific knowledge that, when combined, can create biotechnology-related jobs from Manteo to Murphy.

To bring that vision to reality, we opened our first statewide office in the Piedmont Triad in 2003. Offices followed quickly in Asheville, Wilmington, Greenville and Charlotte. Today, each region is building its unique biotechnology blueprint.

Our staff, in partnership with regional leaders, has solidified those blueprints into a permanent statewide footprint – a portfolio of strengths from forestry to marine science, natural products to medical devices.

  • Research Triangle Park headquarters – RTP

    In 1984, the North Carolina state legislature established the Biotech Center as the world’s first government-sponsored biotechnology center. Our RTP office pioneered biotechnology frontiers ever since.

  • Eastern office – Greenville

    The Eastern Office taps into research at East Carolina University as well as deep agriculture, manufacturing, marine and education resources. The region boasts research and development in agricultural biotechnology, biomanufacturing and processing, and marine biotechnology, in addition to various networking opportunities.

  • Greater Charlotte office – Charlotte

    The Greater Charlotte office brings an international flavor to its intellectual capital in technology and nutrition. These diverse strengths yield leadership in bioinformatics, genomics, medical devices, health and nutrition. With easy access to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, many international firms find the Queen City a natural fit for their U.S. expansions.

  • Piedmont Triad office – Winston-Salem

    Community leaders engaged with us to grow this region’s broad-based cluster of biotech companies. The Piedmont Triad contributes advancements in nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, agricultural biotech, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Center’s office here is located in one of the region’s two developing research parks.

  • Southeastern office – Wilmington

    The Southeastern region is known first and foremost for marine biotechnology research. Its office is located in downtown Wilmington, close to several biotech companies.

  • Western office – Asheville

    Surrounded by the most diverse plant life in the U.S., the Western region’s office in the Small Business Center on the campus of A-B Tech Community College works to help the region merge biotechnology with its natural assets. The West thrives in entrepreneurship, agricultural biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and fermentation technologies.