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The BioNetwork BioBusiness Center is part of the North Carolina Community College System’s BioNetwork. This statewide organization provides world class workforce training and education to the biotechnology, natural products and life science industries. BioNetwork trains at all levels of this industry, upgrading the skills of incumbent workers, from entry level to management. The seven centers are located across North Carolina, and develop short courses and curricula to meet the needs of industry. The centers themselves are staffed with highly skilled industry trained experts that are constantly developing workforce training programs that can be delivered anywhere in North Carolina.
The BioNetwork BioBusiness Center is located at A-B Tech Community College in Asheville, and partners with industry, research and economic development organizations in North Carolina. Current activities focus on providing education and services supporting small business; organic, local and sustainable agriculture; and working with partners to expand the natural products and life science industries in North Carolina.
Our partners include AdvantageWest, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, Gaia Herbs, North Carolina Herb Association, North Carolina Natural Products Association, NCSU's Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, the Small Business Technology and Development Center, and the Western Region Education Service Alliance.
Classes are available at A-B Tech Community College, and also at community colleges across the state. Our staff delivers presentations at schools and organizations, provides information at career fairs and partners with schools, colleges and universities to develop the natural products and life science industries.