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Kannapolis Transforming Into Biopolis


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Dole Foods owner David Murdock, in partnership with the University of North Carolina system and others, will build a biotech campus in Kannapolis. The biopolis will encompass the 250-acre former Cannon Mills plant and the city's entire downtown area. The $1 billion investment will create over 5,000 jobs. The project will include an Institute for Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Science formed by Dole Foods and N.C. State University, one million square feet of office and laboratory space, and a UNC-Charlotte math and science high schools for girls.
Source:
North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 10, Oct 2005, p7, il
Record #:
7430