State of North Carolina
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center • Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

Michael F. Easley
February 26, 2007

Dear Readers:

Almost 25 years ago, North Carolina led the way to build a new economic engine called biotechnology. We created the world's first government-sponsored biotechnology center and began making systematic, long-term State investments in biotechnology infrastructure.

Today North Carolina is the nation's third largest biotech state, with more than 350 bioscience companies employing 48,000 people and thousands more working in bioscience research labs at our world-class public and private universities.

We've come a long way since 1984, but we aspire to do even more. We're executing a statewide strategic plan, New Jobs Across North Carolina, aimed at giving us 125,000 bioscience jobs by 2023. Our strategy for developing biotechnology across our state through regional offices of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is unique among the...

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