North Carolina’s workforce has experienced immense change over the past generation. Largely, the labor force has been able to adapt in order to compete. Our state has evolved from an economy based on the “Big Three,” tobacco, textiles and furniture, to become a leader in technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, food processing and manufacturing. Today North Carolina is the third leading state in the nation for biotech. As we move toward 2030, the biotech industry should be a model for what is possible when our state gets the right resources aligned and we must apply that approach to other industry segments.
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