Genetown vs. Bio NC

Forget the Panthers and the Patriots. Forget John Kerry and John Edwards. The real competition between New England and North Carolina may not be in football and politics, but in business, biotechnology, and banking.

...Evidence can be seen in recent ads by a North Carolina trade group urging Massachusetts biotech companies to think about a change of scenery. The sales pitch: With its "Research Triangle" (encompassing Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) and such well regarded schools as Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State, the state has emerged as an ideal incubator of innovation. Among the attributes it promotes are an abundance of brainpower, lower land and labor costs, affordable housing, and a state government with a can-do attitude.

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