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Advantages and Assets

From Mountain to Piedmont to Coast. From Field to Lab to Market. North Carolina provides a complete ecosystem for plant science innovation.

We have deep roots in the life sciences and agriculture. Here, diverse industry and agricultural assets, in partnership with NC State University, accelerate research, product development and adoption.

North Carolina is a solution-ready state for plant science excellence. Review the assets and advantages below and let’s get to work.

NC State University

What we Think and Do creates prosperity for North Carolina and the Nation.

Our students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global.

Our faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Together, they forge powerful partnerships with government, industry, nonprofits and academia to remake our world for the better.

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NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

We transform challenges into agricultural and life sciences that benefit the state, the nation and the world.

We prepare our students and stakeholders to thrive in a global marketplace. We pursue cutting-edge research on campus and at 18 stations across North Carolina, and we put the results to work in all of the state’s 100 counties. We create innovative public-private partnerships to solve the problems facing the planet.

We strive to bring the fruits of our teaching, research and extension to the whole world.

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Statewide Agtech and Agricultural Assets

North Carolina’s agricultural roots, diverse assets, rich partnerships and industry advantages position this state as the best global location for any plant science venture.

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