business development

$2 Million Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

December 07, 2017

Read the original article on the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.  The N.C. Food Processing and Innovation Center received another round of support as the Golden LEAF Foundation issued a grant for $2.2 million to purchase equipment for NC State University’s Kannapolis facility. This grant follows the Oct. 26, 2017 affirmative […]

Three-Year Collaborative Partnership between Catawba College and NCRC Cranks Up

May 19, 2017

Read the original article from Catawba College. A three-year partnership between Catawba College’s Ketner School of Business and the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) produced its first fruits in early May. That’s when students from a Catawba Information Systems class delivered the first phase of a searchable database they spent the spring semester developing […]

Leaders meet with Kannapolis, Research Campus, RCCC

April 23, 2017

As published in the Salisbury Post. International and national business leaders with the Global Vision Leaders group met in Kannapolis on Thursday, hosted by the city, the North Carolina Research Campus and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Global Vision is focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina.  Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group. […]

Catawba College and NCRC Launch a Win-Win Business Development Partnership

March 13, 2017

  Salisbury, NC- A Catawba College Information Systems class is creating a searchable database to help the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and the scientists at its eight university research centers target their business development efforts to companies in need of nutrition research. The students, all from Catawba’s Ketner School of Business, will spend […]

Castle & Cooke North Carolina Donates Land for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Advanced Technology Center

June 22, 2016

             Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received a two acre donation of land from Mr. David H. Murdock, chairman, CEO and president of Castle & Cooke, Inc. and NC Research Campus founder, for construction of the Advanced Technology Center. The donation allows the two organizations to strengthen their workforce development partnership […]

Wonder of the world- NC’s research, workforce and quality of life attracts biotech

May 05, 2016

Read the original article from Business North Carolina magazine featuring comments from John Cavanagh, PhD, interim president of the David H. Murdock Research Institute. North Carolina’s reputation for research, workforce and quality of life attracts international biotechnology companies. North Carolina’s biotechnology sector is strong and diverse. It includes almost 700 companies. While about 450 are […]

Charlotte Venture Challenge Accepting Appplications

February 18, 2016

  Applications for the 15th Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) business innovation competition are being accepted. The competition is open to early-stage and student ventures from the Southeast. Applications are due March 3. The competition culminates on April 19, 2016 at the beautiful North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The event will feature finalist pitches to investors […]

The NCRC Opens New Ready-to-Use Laboratory Suites and First Flexible Office

February 15, 2016

  Kannapolis, NC– Entrepreneurs take note. The NC Research Campus (NCRC) newest ready-to-use wet laboratory suites and its first flexible office space are both open for business. Located on the third floor of the NCRC’s David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building both of the new 2,000-square-foot research laboratory suites can be sub-divided into smaller units. […]

Kannapolis now owns downtown

October 02, 2015

By Michale Knox Read the original article in the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS —The City of Kannapolis now owns downtown Kannapolis after purchasing the properties from billionaire David H. Murdock, creator of the North Carolina Research Campus. The City of Kannapolis is using bonds to pay for 46 acres in downtown Kannapolis for $7.5 million. The […]

NCRC’s Higgs to Take New Position in Georgia

September 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2015           Kannapolis, NC- Clyde Higgs, executive vice president of operations and business development for Castle & Cooke, North Carolina/the NC Research Campus (NCRC), announced that he is stepping down this month to become the chief operating officer of Atlanta Beltline, a multi-billion dollar economic development project […]

Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers $100,000 in seed funding to NCRC scientists

July 02, 2015

  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—July 2, 2015—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will invest up to $100,000 in the coming year to fund scientific discoveries at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The MURDOCK Study-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program will provide up to 10 vouchers worth $10,000 each to qualifying NCRC investigators from any institution on the […]

NCRC Offers Start-Ups Advantages

June 30, 2015

While touring the NC Research Campus (NCRC), founders of a West Coast biotech start-up were impressed to find in one place the resources they need to launch their business: Collaborations exploring plant-based phytochemicals with scientists at the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute. Product testing with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Spectrum Discovery Center and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core. […]

Costa Rica and North Carolina Research Campus sign agreement on educational cooperation and research

May 14, 2015

         David H. Murdock, CEO and chairman of Castle & Cooke and Dole Foods, and President Luis Guillermo Solis announced the formation of an international agreement for research and education collaboration. Kannapolis May 14, 2015. Costa Rica and the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) are signing an education cooperation agreement that will […]

Higgs Named NCRC, Castle & Cooke VP of Operations and Business Development

May 04, 2015

 For Immediate Release           Contact: Jennifer Woodford Media and Communications Manager 704-200-5070 NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC May 4, 2015– David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive officer of Castle & Cooke North Carolina, LLC and builder and founder of the NC Research Campus (NCRC), appointed Clyde Higgs to the […]

Kimes and Cress Promoted to New Roles at Castle & Cooke, Inc.

May 04, 2015

For Immediate Release       Contact: Jennifer Woodford Media & Communications Manager 704-200-5070 Kannapolis, NC, May 4, 2015–  David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive officer of Castle & Cooke, Incorporated and the visionary founder of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), announces the promotion of Lauren Kimes and Alan Cress. Kimes, who […]

Rebooting the Research Campus: Is Murdock’s Vision Set to Take Off?

April 28, 2015

By Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — David Murdock opened the North Carolina Research Campus in 2008 with great fanfare and promise, aiming to foster world-class research and transform this former mill town. Seven years later, critics and skeptics still question the impact the Research Campus has had on Kannapolis. One […]

NCRC Leaders Offer Excitement and Support for City of Kannapolis’ Downtown Purchase

March 12, 2015

For Immediate Release   NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, March 12, 2015– Today, the City of Kannapolis announced a successful negotiation for the purchase of downtown properties owned by David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus and owner of Dole Foods and Castle & Cooke. In response, Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPh, president of […]

City of Kannapolis to Purchase Downtown Properties

March 12, 2015

Media Contact: Annette Privette Keller Director of Communications 704-920-4311 o 980-406-2790 c Learn more on the City of Kannapolis’ website. March 12, 2015  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis and Mr. David H. Murdock have negotiated a transaction regarding 46 acres of property in Downtown Kannapolis. The City will pay $5.55 million for […]