Life Science Capital and Infrastructure


Life sciences are supported by many venture capital organizations throughout the region. State-supported programs also exist to help enhance growth specifically in the areas of technology and life sciences. State-funded organizations include:

NC Biotechnology Center
NC Technological Development Authority
Small Business & Technology Development Center
NC Department of Commerce
The Piedmont Triad Partnership


One of the major advantages of attracting technology and life science companies to Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County is the superior power and telecom infrastructure that exists. Winston-Salem lies just west of the major Internet Backbone that traverses the eastern United States. In addition, there is an expansive effort to make downtown wireless.

WinstonNet is a high-speed 25-mile fiber-optic ring communication system that links the schools, libraries, city and county government, medical centers, the Piedmont Triad Research Park, and local industry.

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