David Murdock

Local News
6:33 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Murdock Doubles Down On Kannapolis Research Center

The rotunda in the David H. Murdock Research Institute.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

The billionaire owner of Dole Foods will pour yet more millions of dollars into the Kannapolis research center he founded six years ago. David Murdock announced Tuesday an endowment of $15 million a year, in perpetuity, to his self-named institute. He hopes it will reignite his vision of a hub for life-changing food research.


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Local News
4:55 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Server Farm Coming To Kannapolis Biotech Campus

A view of the North Carolina Research Campus from a window in the Core Laboratory building. A 50,000 square foot data center will soon be built on the campus.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

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. 


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