North Carolina Research Campus

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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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Update On The North Carolina Research Campus

It was a dark and uncertain time for Kannapolis ten years ago when the historic Pillowtex plant shut down. Since then, the town has seen much change, both physically and economically. The economic downturn a few years ago put a delay in the metamorphosis that Kannapolis was in the process of in the form of the North Carolina Research Campus, but these days people in the town can see that change coming to fruition. But the change is more than just physical. Groundbreaking contributions for bioinformatics, human health and nutrition are happening at the campus, and we'll be joined by several of the players who are responsible for the research that's helping to make Kannapolis' new identity one of research and knowledge, when Charlotte Talks.

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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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