biotechnology http://wfae.org en NC Venture Capital Slow To Return Post-Recession http://wfae.org/post/nc-venture-capital-slow-return-post-recession <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Venture capital investment is best known for funding technology start-ups, including, once upon a time, Google and Facebook. The amount of venture capital funding is also an indication of how many start-ups or early stage companies a region is producing. The latest numbers in North Carolina show the state still has not recovered from the recession.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:35:13 +0000 Ben Bradford 43506 at http://wfae.org NC Venture Capital Slow To Return Post-Recession Server Farm Coming To Kannapolis Biotech Campus http://wfae.org/post/server-farm-coming-kannapolis-biotech-campus <p>The Kannapolis research campus founded by Dole Foods magnate David Murdock has announced its first new corporate tenant in two years. But it's not the kind of company you'd expect for a place focused on health and food science.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:55:49 +0000 Julie Rose 29253 at http://wfae.org Server Farm Coming To Kannapolis Biotech Campus Hopes High But Progress Slow At Kannapolis Biotech Campus http://wfae.org/post/hopes-high-progress-slow-kannapolis-biotech-campus <p>When billionaire David Murdock opened the North Carolina Research Campus five years ago, his goal was to create a global biotechnology center in Kannapolis and to replace the thousands of jobs lost when Cannon Mills—formerly the city’s largest employer—closed. Murdock has poured upwards of $600 million into development of the NCRC, but today, there are only a handful of companies and few jobs compared to his sweeping vision. This week, Murdock donated another $50 million to the endeavor. Outside of Murdock’s millions, there are few signs of growth, but many are still betting on it.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:59:25 +0000 Ben Bradford 27648 at http://wfae.org Hopes High But Progress Slow At Kannapolis Biotech Campus