More than 24,000 people are directly employed in this industry, where the average annual wage is $142,900. The sector contributes almost $10 billion to the regional economy and accounts for 2.5% of area’s employment.
North Carolina leads the nation in vaccine manufacturing and has the world’s largest concentration of contract research organizations. To get a glimpse of the industry’s footprint in the region, and discover other facts and figures download our regional life science brochure.
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The Research Triangle Region is home to 7 of the top 10 Contract Research Organization’s in the world.
|Business Name||Address||Number of employees in the Triangle||Number of employees in N.C.||Total Number of employees companywide|
|3||PPD ppdi.com||Morrisville, NC||2,000||3,500||20,000|
|4||Syneos Health syneoshealth.com||Morrisville, NC||1,800||2,500||23,000|
|5||Duke Clinical Research Institute
Novo Nordisk is a global corporation with more than 42,000 employees in 79 countries. They work every day to find ways to defeat serious chronic conditions and are recognized as a world leader in diabetes care.
The company’s Clayton (Johnston County) facility — home to the its primary U.S. diabetes manufacturing facility — recently announced a $2 billion expansion that will add another 1,000 jobs by 2020.
Novo Nordisk is not only a great economic engine for the Research Triangle Region and the state of North Carolina, they’re also an outstanding environmental steward and corporate citizen. Needless to say, the Research Triangle Region is incredibly fortunate to have Novo Nordisk and companies like them doing business here.