dole http://wfae.org en 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