Training Workers for North Carolina’s Talent Pipeline & Economic Growth
NCBioImpact is a public/private partnership that brings together key resources to produce world-class biopharma manufacturing training programs. Partners include the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO), the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech), the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System. Education partners (see below) share a common goal of providing students with hands-on training, education and experience with equipment and processes used in industry.
In 2002, NCBioImpact was founded to train workers to help the state’s biomanufacturing industry continue to grow. The Golden LEAF Foundation provided $70M in startup funds for the program’s facilities and equipment. Today, the N.C. General Assembly funds the partnership’s annual operating costs. In 2017, the NC Pharmaceutical Service Network was founded to expand pharmaceutical training, with a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation and funding from Pitt County Development Commission, Pitt County Committee of 100 and NCBiotech.
Proven Track Record
NCBioImpact’s training fuels the growth of North Carolina’s biopharma manufacturing cluster. North Carolina consistently ranks as a top tier life sciences cluster and a biopharma manufacturing leader. North Carolina’s life sciences sector impact includes:
- $88.3 billion in annual economic activity
- 225,206 jobs
- $2.4 billion in state and local government revenues
Biogen, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Grifols, GSK, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Pfizer, Seqirus and others have benefitted from NCBioImpact’s training and education programs.