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1 UNC-W/Jamie Moncreif NCSU Forestry Department istockphoto.com BioResource International, Inc. North Carolina Biotechnology Center North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report July 2015 Compiled by Karin Shank, Library and Information Services Amber Niebauer, Agricultural Biotechnology Initiative ncbiotech.org/agbiotech

2 Contents Economic Growth Report: Executive Summary... 1 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report... 2 Ag Biotech in North Carolina... 2 Ag Biotech Companies and Employees... 2 Prospective Growth in Ag Biotech... 4 NCBiotech Support for Ag Biotech... 4 Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System... 4 Ag-focused Biotech Awards Bring High Returns to North Carolina... 5 Overview of Ag Industry in North Carolina... 5 Agriculture/Agribusiness Value-Added Analysis... 5 Diversity of Agricultural Production... 5 Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis... 7 Ag-related Degrees Awarded... 8 Federal Ag-related Grant Funding for North Carolina... 9 Plant-related Patents Granted in North Carolina Appendix 1: Ag Biotech Companies/Sites Founded or Relocated to NC since Appendix 2: Full Prospective Growth Report Prospective Ag Biotech Investments Prospective Ag Biotech Job Announcements Appendix 3: North Carolina Agriculture and Agribusiness Income Economic Analysis (data from ) Appendix 4: Battelle Analysis Battelle's Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis NAICS Codes Leading States Bioscience-Related Patents by Class Group, Appendix 5: Patent Classification Plant-related Patent Classification Codes Appendix 6: Schedule for Updates Quarterly Updates Annual Updates... 17

3 Economic Growth Report: Executive Summary The AgBiotech Initiative at NCBiotech was formed in January 2010 to stimulate the growth of agricultural biotechnology in North Carolina to create new opportunities that generate jobs, strengthen the economy and produce the technologies and products that help meet the global demand for food, fuel, medicine and sustainable materials. North Carolina is the global hub of ag biotech with tremendous assets driving the development of new innovations in ag biotech, combining the state s two largest industries agriculture and biotechnology. Ag biotech applies the tools of biotech to crops, livestock, forestry and marine life to produce more food, fuels, fiber and goods. Ag Biotech in North Carolina There are more than 80 ag biotech companies of all sizes in North Carolina, some with multiple sites in the state, spanning from the mountains (West) to the coast (East/Southeast). These companies are involved in diverse sectors from plant and animal health and productivity to environmental remediation, industrial compounds and human medicines. Many of these companies are experiencing major ag biotech innovation and industry expansions in North Carolina. Five of the six world leaders in ag biotech have operations in North Carolina - BASF Plant Science, Bayer CropScience, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta. Three have their global or North American headquarters located here - BASF Plant Science, Bayer CropScience, and Syngenta. Novozymes, a leading global industrial and agricultural enzymes company, also has their North American headquarters in the state. More than 8700 North Carolina citizens are employed by ag biotech companies across the state. Additionally, North Carolina is home to more than 900 ag-related support organizations. NCBiotech Support for Ag Biotech Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System (AgBIOCEPS) is a database representing a sampling of our state s entrepreneurial ag biotech companies that have unique technologies in North Carolina. AgBIOCEPS is a tool to bring these companies to the attention of a potential funder, partner, or capital acquirer. The aggregated value of investment opportunities presented is approximately $40 million. NCBiotech has awarded 382 ag biotech grants and 41 ag biotech loans totaling $19,944,868 and $2,801,653, respectively. Every $1 invested in ag-related grants yields $34 in additional funding, and every $1 invested in ag-related loans yields $305 in additional funding. Overview of Ag Industry in North Carolina North Carolina's agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes nearly $76 billion annually to the State's economy, accounts for 16% of the State's income, and employs 17% of the work force. North Carolina is one of the most diversified agriculture states in the nation. The state's 49,500 farms grow over 80 different commodities, utilizing 8.4 million of the state's 31 million acres to furnish consumers a dependable and affordable supply of food and fiber. North Carolina s agricultural industry provides over $12.6 billion in annual cash receipts to the state. North Carolina is ranked by Battelle among the 12 largest states with a sizable share of total U.S. employment in agricultural biotechnology. Employment concentration relative to the overall U.S. (location quotient = 1.20) places North Carolina among those considered specialized in agriculture. North Carolina awards a rapidly-growing number of agriculture and natural science degrees across the state, more than three times the growth of overall degrees awarded in the state. Additionally, North Carolina receives ag-related federal funding, ranked 6 th for USDA funding in FY2013, and has seen an increase in the number of ag biotech-related patents granted. 1 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

4 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report Ag Biotech in North Carolina The AgBiotech Initiative at NCBiotech was formed in January 2010 to stimulate the growth of agricultural biotechnology in North Carolina to create new opportunities that generate jobs, strengthen the economy and produce the technologies and products that help meet the global demand for food, fuel, medicine and sustainable materials. North Carolina is the global hub of ag biotech with tremendous assets driving the development of new innovations in ag biotech, combining the state s two largest industries agriculture and biotechnology. Ag biotech applies the tools of biotech to crops, livestock, forestry and marine life to produce more food, fuels, fiber and goods. Ag biotech uses a broad range of scientific techniques including hybridization, genetic modification, marker-assisted breeding, and micropropagation to create products with lower costs and less environmental impact. Ag Biotech Companies and Employees There are more than 80 ag biotech companies of all sizes in North Carolina, some with multiple sites in the state, working within a number of agricultural sectors (and some in multiple sectors) including 1 : Animal Health and Nutrition (18) Aquaculture and Marine Sciences (2) Biofuels and Biomass Conversion (14) Crop and Plant Biotechnology (16) Crop and Plant Protection (21) Crop Yield and Health (12) Environmental Biotechnology (4) Food Processing and Production (3) Five of the six world leaders in ag biotech have operations in North Carolina - BASF Plant Science, Bayer CropScience, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta. Three have their global or North American headquarters located here - BASF Plant Science, Bayer CropScience, and Syngenta. Novozymes, a leading global industrial and agricultural enzymes company, also has their North American headquarters in the state. North Carolina s 80+ ag biotech companies span from the mountains (West) to the coast (East/Southeast) with the majority calling the Triangle area home. More than 8700 North Carolina citizens are employed by ag biotech companies across the state. 2 1 Does not include companies that are pure biotech with no ag focus. 2 Note: the figures below show the data split out by company site, therefore the employee totals add up to less than the total employed in North Carolina as a whole. This happens because some of the larger companies count employees acting as telecommuters or doing sales out of their home, working in NC but not at a specific site. 2 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

5 AgBiotech Company Sites, by Region 56, 62% 6, 7% 8, 9% 5, 5% 14, 15% 2, 2% East Greater Charlotte Piedmont Triad Southeast Triangle West Q Ag Biotech Employees, by Region 530, 6% 213, 2% 122, 1% 6,586, 77% 1,080, 13% 73, 1% East Greater Charlotte Piedmont Triad Southeast Triangle West Q Of the current ag biotech companies/sites in North Carolina, 22 of them (26%) have been founded or relocated to the state since You can find the full list of ag biotech companies and company sites in the online NCBiotech Company Directory: Additionally, North Carolina is home to more than 900 ag-related support organizations (not a comprehensive inventory). The total number of ag biotech employees in the state has increased from 7403 to 8792 since January 2010 (18.8% growth). 3 Company names, websites, cities, and founding dates can be found in Appendix 1. 3 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

6 Ag Biotech Employees in NC (since AgBio Initiative began, 2010) Prospective Growth in Ag Biotech 4 Since 2010, there has been major ag biotech innovation and industry expansions in North Carolina: Eleven ag biotech companies have announced more than $671 million in prospective investments. Fifteen ag biotech companies have announced approximately 1475 prospective jobs. A number of these companies including BASF, Bayer CropScience, and Syngenta have had multiple prospective investment and jobs announcements. NCBiotech Support for Ag Biotech Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System AgBIOCEPS is a database representing a sampling of our state s entrepreneurial ag biotech companies that have unique technologies in North Carolina. Companies profiled are seeking various funding, technology partners or licensing opportunities to grow their technologies and companies. AgBIOCEPS is a tool to bring these companies to the attention of a potential funder, partner, or capital acquirer. To view the companies profiled in the AgBIOCEPS portfolio: 4 Details about prospective investments and jobs to be created can be found in Appendix 2. 4 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

7 "income" in billion $ Ag-focused Biotech Awards Bring High Returns to North Carolina NCBiotech has awarded 382 ag biotech grants and 41 ag biotech loans totaling $19,944,868 and $2,801,653, respectively. Every $1 invested in ag-related grants yields $34 in additional funding, and every $1 invested in ag-related loans yields $305 in additional funding 5. Overview of Ag Industry in North Carolina 6 North Carolina's agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes nearly $76 billion annually to the State's economy, accounts for more than 16% of the State's income, and employs 663,200 of the state s four million employees, or about 17% of the workforce. Agriculture/Agribusiness Value-Added Analysis Dr. Michael L. Walden, Ph.D. is an agricultural and resource economics professor at NC State University and annually publishes an economic analysis of the impact of agriculture and agribusiness on the state. The most recent analysis from Dr. Walden shows that agriculture and agribusiness contributed nearly $76 billion to North Carolina s economy in 2013, an increase of eight percent since NC Agriculture/Agribusiness Income $77.9 $77 $75.7 $74.3 $71.6 $70.1 $ Diversity of Agricultural Production North Carolina is one of the most diversified agriculture states in the nation. The state's 49,500 farms grow over 80 different commodities, utilizing 8.4 million of the state's 31 million acres to furnish consumers a dependable and affordable supply of food and fiber. 7 5 NCBiotech grants awarded and additional funding yielded (based on current research grants) through June 30, NCBiotech loans awarded and additional funding yielded through June 30, Walden, Michael. Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina s Number One Industry. NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, May [report provided by author] Details can be found in Appendix 3. 7 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Quick Stats website, 2014 data. Accessed 8 July North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

8 North Carolina produces more tobacco and sweet potatoes than any other state and ranks second in Christmas tree cash receipts, and the production of hogs and turkeys. The state ranks 9th nationally in gross farm receipts, with a net farm income of over $3.3 billion. Net income per farm in the state is over $66, North Carolina s agricultural industry provides over $12.6 billion in annual cash receipts to the state, from a wide variety of crops. 9 National rankings show that North Carolina is highly competitive in the following production areas; 10 #1 tobacco, all poultry/eggs, and sweet potatoes #2 hogs, trout, turkeys, and Christmas trees #3 upland cotton, cucumbers (for both processing and fresh market) #4 all cotton, broilers/meat chickens, fresh market tomatoes and fresh market strawberries #5 greenhouse/nursery crops North Carolina farm income ranks 6 th in overall livestock, dairy and poultry, and 18 th in overall crops. North Carolina ranks 13 th in the nation in total farm income Farm finance indicators, state ranking USDA-ERS, Farm Income and Wealth Statistics database, 2013 data. Accessed 8 July [net income per farm was calculated from available data] 9 Annual cash receipts by commodity. USDA-ERS, Farm Income and Wealth Statistics database, 2014 data. Accessed 8 July State Agriculture Overview: North Carolina. USDA-NASS, Accessed 8 July also USDA- ERS individual commodity reports for more specific crops production data. 11 Farm finance indicators, state ranking USDA-ERS, Farm Income and Wealth Statistics database, 2013 data. Accessed 8 July North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

9 Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis Every two years, Battelle and BIO publish a comparison of states based on various sectors of biotechnology. 12 Here are the most recent results for North Carolina s Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals sector: North Carolina is ranked among the 12 largest states with what Battelle defines as a sizable share of total U.S. employment in this sector. Employment concentration relative to the overall U.S. (location quotient = 1.48) places North Carolina among those considered specialized in agriculture. NOTE: location quotient increased from 1.20 in 2010 to 1.48 in Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014 (based on 2012 statistics), p.15. Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis NAICS Codes can be found in Appendix 4. 7 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

10 Ag-related Degrees Awarded North Carolina has experienced significant growth in the number of students earning bachelor s, master s and doctoral degrees in agriculture and natural sciences. 13 Over the past six years (since 2008), there has been a 52% percent increase in agriculture and natural sciences degrees more than twice the growth of overall degrees awarded in the state. 60% 50% 40% 30% Growth in Degrees Awarded 52% 34% 36% 20% 21% 10% 0% Agriculture & Natural Resources All Life Science Science & Engineering All Disciplines Statistical Abstract of Higher Education, published by UNC General Administration, August North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

11 Federal Ag-related Grant Funding for North Carolina Federal dollars coming into the state from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the major federal funders of ag-related projects, totaled more than $156 million in FY Agency Dollars (FY 2013) State Ranking NSF $ 141,057, USDA $ 15,664,479 6 ALL Federal Grants 13.9 billion Although North Carolina s ranking for USDA significantly improved, there has been a recent downward trend in USDA funding to the state. NSF and USDA Funding to NC $200,000,000 $150,000,000 $100,000,000 $50,000,000 $ USDA NSF $35,000,000 $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $- USDA Funding to NC The high USDA funding shown above for 2011 is likely due to a $25 million grant awarded to North Carolina State University for the study of food-borne illnesses. The grant was awarded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program to PI LeeAnn Jaykus and an established a consortium with other universities, providing a portion of the funding to other states North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

12 Plant-related Patents Granted in North Carolina 15 The number of plant-related patents granted per year in the state has more than doubled since from 52 to 112 patents. Year Granted Plant Patents Note: Unfortunately, in the patent classification schema, animal and human health products and services (drugs, devices, and procedures) are not distinguished from each other. Therefore, the only specific agrelated patent statistics that can be extracted are the plant-related ones. Further explanation can be found in Appendix 4. The patent search is conducted by assignee state or inventor state: North Carolina. An assignee is the individual or entity to which ownership of the patent was assigned at the time of patent issue. When a company or university is involved in filing the patent, they are usually listed as assignee, while any individuals are listed as inventor. In the Battelle/BIO report, 16 states were ranked by classes of bioscience-related patents. North Carolina is in the top 10 states for what they call Agricultural Bioscience patents. The patent classification codes used by Battelle in this analysis include 71 (Chemistry: fertilizers); 504 (Plant protecting and regulating compositions); and PLT (Plants). 15 In-house analysis, data gathered from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, see Appendix 5 for patent classification codes and search strategies used. 16 Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014, p North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

13 Appendix 1: Ag Biotech Companies/Sites Founded or Relocated to NC since 2010 Company Name* City Year Founded/ Relocated Primary Activity** AgBiome Inc. Research Triangle Park 2013 R&D 1-20 ARK Research Mebane 2013 CR&T 1-20 Benson Hill Biosystems Inc. Research Triangle Park 2012 R&D 1-20 BioDeptronix Chapel Hill 2012 R&D 1-20 Biological Applied Research Raleigh 2014 CR&T 1-20 BotaniPharm LLC Candler 2011 R&D 1-20 Edison Agrosciences Chapel Hill 2013 R&D 1-20 Employment Range FMC Corp. (acquired RTI's Center for Ag and Environmental Biosolutions) Research Triangle Park 2013 R&D 1-20 General Mills Agricultural Kannapolis 2010 R&D 1-20 Research Global Future Solutions (GFS) Winston-Salem 2014 R&D 1-20 Agri Corp. Medicago USA Inc. Research Triangle Park 2010 R&D Nova Synthetix Inc. Chapel Hill 2012 R&D 1-20 Novozymes BioAg Research Triangle Park 2014 R&D 501+ Ovation Biotech Inc. Raleigh 2010 P&M 1-20 Plant Health Care Inc. Raleigh 2013 R&D 1-20 Precision PlantSciences Inc. Durham 2012 R&D Triad BioGreen Technologies Inc. Greensboro 2011 P&M 1-20 TyraTech Inc. Morrisville 2011 R&D 1-20 Tyton NC Biofuels Raeford 2014 P&M Verdesian Life Sciences LLC Cary 2013 R&D 1-20 Xanofi Raleigh 2010 R&D 1-20 Zoion Pharma Inc. Raleigh 2011 R&D 1-20 *Does not include companies/sites that have closed. ** R&D = Research and Development, CR&T = Contract Research & Testing, P&M = Production and Manufacturing 11 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

14 Appendix 2: Full Prospective Growth Report Prospective Ag Biotech Investments Full Name / Company / Person Alexandria Center for Ag, Science and Technology RTP (formerly Alexandria Ag- Tech Center) Prospective Investment Announcement Date (approximate) Project $20,000,000 3/18/2014 Convergence Campus (at The Hamner Institutes) BASF Corp. $33,000,000 2/15/2012 RTP Expansion - Plant Biotechnology and Crop Protection Research Bayer CropScience LP $20,000,000 3/2/2011 Greenhouse 5 Bayer CropScience LP $6,200,000 12/20/2012 Land Purchase Bayer CropScience LP $2,400,000 5/30/2013 Bee Care Center Bayer CropScience LP $16,100,000 5/2013 North American Facilities Bayer CropScience LP $33,000,000 10/17/2013 North American HQ Renovation Bayer CropScience LP $29,600,000 6/30/2014 Greenhouse 1 Bayer CropScience LP $34,200,000 6/24/2015 Greenhouse 6 Carolina Cellulosic Biofuels LLC $200,000,000 12/2/2013 Production Center DuPont Pioneer - Kinston Research $2,300,000 5/17/2011 R&D Facility Center Greer Laboratories Inc. $30,000,000 9/24/2013 HQ Expansion Medicago USA Inc. $7,500,000 8/10/2010 RTP Facility Novozymes $36,000,000 4/24/2014 Bio Ag R&D Facility Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC $279,000 9/17/2012 HQ Expansion Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. $71,000,000 5/20/2011 Advanced Crop Lab Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. $94,000,000 7/30/2013 Lab and Offices Tyton NC Biofuels LLC $36,000,000 6/3/2014 Ethanol Production Plant and R&D Lab TOTAL PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS $671,579, North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

15 Prospective Ag Biotech Job Announcements Full Name / Company / Person Prospective Jobs Announcement Date (approximate) Project Advanced Animal Diagnostics Inc. 5 2/1/2012 Launch of first product BASF Corp /17/2012 Plant science HQ move to RTP BASF Corp. 30 1/11/2013 Pest control business move to RTP Bayer CropScience LP 25 3/1/2011 Greenhouse 5 Bayer CropScience LP 100 5/30/2013 Bee Care Center Bayer CropScience LP /18/2013 North American HQ Renovation Carolina Cellulosic Biofuels LLC 65 12/2/2013 Production Center Chemtex 300 7/9/2013 Ethanol Refinery Sampson County DuPont Pioneer - Kinston Research 10 5/17/2011 R&D facility Center Greer Laboratories Inc /24/2013 HQ expansion Medicago USA Inc. 85 8/10/2010 RTP facility Novozymes 100 4/24/14 Bio Ag R&D Facility Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC 14 9/17/2012 HQ expansion Plant Health Care Inc. 9 7/9/2013 FMC Corp. (acquired RTI's Center for Ag and Environmental Biosolutions) 10 12/16/2011 Center for Agriculture and Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB) Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. 15 5/20/2011 Advanced Crop Lab Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. 25 7/27/2012 Expansion Syngenta Biotechnology Inc /30/2013 New lab and offices TyraTech Inc /1/2011 Relocation to NC Tyton NC Biofuels LLC 79 6/3/2014 Ethanol Production Plant and R&D Lab TOTAL PROSPECTIVE JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

16 Appendix 3: North Carolina Agriculture and Agribusiness Income Economic Analysis (data from ) ( income in billion $) Agriculture/Food Farming Manufacturing Wholesaling Retailing Total Fiber Industries Manufacturing Wholesaling Retailing Total Forestry Farming Manufacturing Wholesaling Retailing Total Grand Total Farming alone Last updated July 2015 from most recent annual report published by Mike Walden, May North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

17 Appendix 4: Battelle Analysis Battelle's Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis NAICS Codes Wet corn milling Nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing Soybean processing Phosphatic fertilizer manufacturing Other oilseed processing Fertilizer (mixing only) manufacturing All other basic organic chemical manufacturing Cellulosic organic fiber manufacturing Pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing Leading States Bioscience-Related Patents by Class Group, Note: A shaded circle signifies the state ranks in the top 5, and an open circle signifies the state ranks in the next 5 for that particular patent class. (June 2014, next update expected June 2016) 15 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

18 Appendix 5: Patent Classification Plant-related Patent Classification Codes Class 047 Class 071 Class 435/410 Class 504 Class 800 Class PLT Plant Husbandry Chemistry: fertilizers Plant cell culture Plant protecting and regulating compositions Multicellular living organisms and unmodified parts thereof and related processes Plants Example of search query, for 2013: (ccl/047/$ or ccl/504/$ or ccl/800/$ or ccl/plt/$ or ccl/71/$ or ccl/435/410) and (is/nc or as/nc) and isd/$/$/2013 In the patent classification schema, animal and human health products and services (drugs, devices, and procedures) are not distinguished from each other. Therefore, the only specific ag-related patent statistics that can be extracted are the plant-related ones. Keywords could be used for searching, but with patents this is not recommended not only because of the large number of keywords and synonyms that would need to be determined, but also because of the nature of patent writing. Patents are often filed with intentionally unclear language in order to hide the technological processes from competitors. Animal Husbandry (113) is a distinct classification code - this class provides for methods or apparatus for the propagation, rearing, training, exercising, amusing, feeding, milking, grooming, housing, controlling, handling, or general care of a living animal unless provided for elsewhere. This one category could be included, but would not be representative of all animal agriculture. 16 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

19 Appendix 6: Schedule for Updates Quarterly Updates The following update is made every quarter and is included in each quarterly NC Ag Biotech Economic Growth Report: Prospective Growth in Ag Biotech (including Appendix 2) Annual Updates The following updates are made annually or biennially and are included in the respective quarter of the NC Ag Biotech Economic Growth Report. First Quarter (April Report) Diversity of Agricultural Production (NCDA&CS) Federal Ag-related Grant Funding (USDA and NSF) Second Quarter (July Report) Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System Agriculture/Agribusiness Value-Added Analysis (Walden/NCSU) Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals Sector Analysis (BIO/Battelle, biennial next 2016) Ag-focused Awards Bring High Returns to North Carolina Third Quarter (October Report) Ag-related Degrees Awarded Fourth Quarter (January Report) Ag Biotech Companies and Employees Ag Biotech Companies Founded/Relocated to NC (including Appendix 1) Plant-related Patents Granted 17 North Carolina Ag Biotech: Economic Growth Report North Carolina Biotechnology Center

20 istockphoto.com Syngenta Steve McKeand/treeimprovement.org UNC-W/Jamie Moncreif NCBiotech is a private, non-profit corporation supported by the N.C. General Assembly. Its mission is to provide longterm economic and societal bene its to North Carolina by supporting biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide. The North Carolina AgBiotech Initiative stimulates the growth of agricultural biotechnology in the state of North Carolina to create new opportunities that generate jobs, strengthen the economy and produce the technologies and products that help meet the global demand for food, fuel, medicine and sustainable material. 15 T.W. Alexander Drive P.O. Box Research Triangle Park, NC ncbiotech.org Asheville Charlotte Greenville Research Triangle Park Wilmington Winston-Salem 4-4/13

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