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N.C. State Centennial Campus Named Top Research Park

Posted October 31, 2007 3:47 p.m. EDT
Updated October 31, 2007 4:20 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus has been named Research Science Park of the Year by the Association of University Research Parks.

Located on a 1,334-acre site adjacent to N.C. State’s main campus, Centennial Campus houses more than 130 companies, government agencies and university programs. More than 1,600 corporate and government employees work alongside more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students.

Major partners include ABB, Red Hat, Iams, Ericsson IPI, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, GlaxoSmithKline, MeadWestVaco and Talecris Biotherapeutics.

“N.C. State is about unique partnerships, creating student opportunities, research and economic development,” Chancellor James Oblinger said in a statement. “Centennial Campus epitomizes the work of N.C. State.”

Other finalists for the award included bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park in Baltimore and Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque, N.M.