North Carolina grows its life science employment by more than 11 percent in past year

The life science sector of the economy has been one of the bright spots through the now nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s no greater example than in our neighboring state to the east.

The annual year-end analysis by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Life Science Intelligence team revealed that 30,181 people were employed in life sciences production and manufacturing jobs at year-end 2020, compared to 27,110 a year earlier. That’s an increase of more than 11 percent.

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