Advanced Manufacturing

The Research Triangle Region has evolved into a leader in high-tech manufacturing across many business sectors, including pharmaceutical, analytical instrumentation, and biotech.

Traditional manufacturing sectors such as furniture, textiles, and food processing have continued to evolve as well, allowing for the introduction of cutting-edge innovation into a competitive economy. The Research Triangle Region continues to be sought out by manufacturing and processing companies by offering a central location in the state, a pro-business environment, a skilled and educated workforce, and low taxes.

Why Here?

  • U.S. leader in life sciences research, development, and manufacturing
  • Home to two of the world’s top university teaching and research hospitals (Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Populated with industry-leading physicians, biomedical students, engineers, and visionaries
  • Birthplace of inventions such as the 3D ultrasound and the first FDA-approved brain stem cochlear implant
  • Strong R&D competencies in therapeutics, development, genomics/proteomics, gene therapy, medical devices, medical diagnostics, sensors, informatics, information technology and communications
  • World’s top maker of vaccines and home to one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies and support organizations in the world