Economic Development


Getting down to business

From its earliest days in the late 1800s, North Carolina State University has made economic development as much a part of its mission as education and research. Today, that mission is more vital than ever. With core strengths in math, science, and technology, along with a culture of entrepreneurship prevalent throughout the university, NC State delivers a significant and positive impact on today’s global economy.

NC State is helping to educate and train a new workforce through a combination of applied degree programs, cooperative learning experiences, internships and distance education. Researchers are developing new products and services for industry and communities, and often work in tandem with corporate scientists.

Centennial Campus provides opportunities for students and faculty to work side-by-side with corporate and government researchers to solve real-world problems. With state-of-the-art equipment and academics, the new Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, located on Centennial Campus, will be one of the nation’s largest university-based, worker-training facilities for the biopharmaceutical industry.

The NC State Technology Incubator supports entrepreneurs working with products ranging from specialized mold cultures to telecommunications applications. The NC State Economic Development Partnership (EDP) helps match the university’s proven research abilities with known local and regional resources to attract businesses with enormous potential to North Carolina.

NC State will continue to address the needs of many industry sectors across North Carolina to help the state remain an economically competitive and attractive place to do business.