#2 City Creating the Most Technology Jobs
Forbes, November 2013

Biotechnology & Life Sciences


North Carolina is home to the third largest biotechnology cluster in the United States. The vast majority of those companies are located in and around Wake County.

Why does this cluster exist and continue to grow? Simple. Wake County offers a skilled workforce, sophisticated venture capitalists, and access to dozens of biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies and CROs. Add to that the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, research hospitals, and a one-of a kind, $35 million training facility known as BTEC.

Life Science Rankings:

#4 Life Science Cluster in the U.S. (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Jones Lang LaSalle, June 2014

Top 10 City for Life Sciences Companies (Raleigh, NC) Area Development, March 2013

North Carolina Biotechnology Company Directory

Life Sciences

Close to 500 life sciences companies call this area home.  With such a large and diverse cluster, it's kind of tough to get your arms around everything that's happening.  That is until now.  Please take advantage of the following materials to give you a better understanding of who's here, what they're doing—and why Wake County is such a great place for life sciences companies.

Click here to download the Life Sciences in Holly Springs Video.

Click on an image to download the pdf

Life Sciences Industry Brochure

Life Sciences Industry Overview Map


Ag and industrial biotech, suppliers and resources map


Drug research, development and manufacturing map


Medical devices and diagnostics map

Contract Research Organizations map