Industry Overview

Southeastern North Carolina contains excellent opportunities for emerging and established biotechnology companies. Wilmington has one of the largest clusters of research contract organizations (CRO) in the state and nation. Additionally, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is developing a $30 Million marine biotechnology research center to take advantage of the region’s proximity to the coast. Agricultural biotech research is growing due to the region’s strong agricultural base and network of universities and community colleges engaged in biotech research and business assistance through Bio-accelerators. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has a regional office to lead development in this sector.


GIS Mapping Tool: Bio-Renewable Assets

North Carolina’s Southeast, in collaboration with the NC Biotechnology Center, has developed a GIS mapping tool to identify all of the bio-renewable assets within the region. To access the tool, please follow the steps below:

1) Click Here (You will be taken to a new website)
2) Review and agree to the terms 
3) Start exploring!

NCSE biomass database