North Carolina delivers the right workforce when and where it’s needed. Traditional university and community college degree programs are supplemented by training programs customized to each company’s needs. Last year, the community colleges’ BioNetwork program provided 37 custom training courses.
8,000+highly-trained workers in the ag biotech industry in North Carolina
63,000workers in life sciences to support research, development, and manufacturing
The AgBio[sphere] includes a job-ready workforce and ongoing training programs to support future growth. Companies always have access to the highly trained workers they need.
The state’s diverse life-science research strengths include advanced manufacturing, biofuels, bioinformatics and advanced analytics, contract research organizations (CROs), food science, marine science, medical and health sciences, as well as pharmaceutical development.
18 state-supported research field stations
TWOland grant universities
25 university core lab sites
North Carolina's expansive research capabilities mean products in development are tested across a variety of disciplines.
Partners from agribusiness, life science, the entrepreneurial community, state government, and elsewhere work together to take advantage of emerging opportunities in this field. Efforts are coordinated by NCBiotech, the state’s dedicated hub for the life sciences.
Being in the AgBio[sphere] means companies become part of a statewide commitment to growing ag biotech in North Carolina. We’re a community focused on moving global solutions to the market.