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Castle & Cooke North Carolina (CCNC)

Castle & Cooke North Carolina (CCNC) is the developer of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, and, more importantly, provides collaborative leadership and mission support to the campus. CCNC leadership works closely with campus scientists and partners as well as a campus development team and local and state leaders to promote sponsored research and residency of laboratory and office space. The goal is to increase the NCRC’s ability to:

  • Contribute to the production of safer, more nutritious cops and healthier foods
  • Develop clinical applications of targeted nutrition and precision medicine
  • Innovate in the fields of bioinformatics and multi-omic discovery platforms.

The company manages residential rental properties and entertainment venues including Irish Creek Country Club and restaurant Forty Six that are also in Kannapolis. CCNC is a division of Castle & Cooke, Inc., a company that manages and develops residential, resort and industrial real estate as well as owns Flexi-Van leasing, brick and building materials manufacturing, processing plants and aviation services. Castle & Cooke and Dole Food Company are owned by David Murdock, the visionary founder of the NC Research Campus.


Mark Spitzer
Vice President of Operations
210 Oak Ave.
Kannapolis, NC 28081