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North Carolina | SEBIO

North Carolina’s Life Sciences Community

Partnerships. Prescience. Perseverance. No wonder North Carolina is a world leader in biotechnology with:

  • 1,300 support companies

Like much of the Southeast, North Carolina has low costs of doing business. In fact, Site Selection ranked the state’s business climate as best for seven of the last eight years.

Other states are scrambling to buy their way into biotech, targeting North Carolina’s #3 ranking. But North Carolina’s worked for 25 years to build a strong foundation. In just the last 10 years, the state has targeted:

  • $857 million to research and facilities

For a total of $1.2 billion.

This attention yielded a diverse industry, with strengths in pharmaceuticals and biomanufacturing, agriculture and biofuels, and contract research and testing.

The state is looking to the future and developing its agricultural biotechnology, natural products, marine resources, medical devices, nutrition and nanotechnology sectors.

With the world’s first organization devoted to developing the biotechnology industry, a world-renowned worker-training system, an active statewide economic development community, North Carolina is truly a world leader in biotechnology.

Life Sciences Companies

Life Sciences Incubators

Industry Data

Industry Support Organizations

Research Institutes with a Life Science Focus

Research Universities with a Life Science Focus

VC Firms


To learn more about the biotech activity in the seven Southeastern states included in the SEBIO footprint, see below.

Tennessee Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Alabama