FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sharron Donnahoe @ 627 4512

Date: January 5, 2007

HCC Offers Workshop on Biotechnology

The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled "Introduction to Biotechnology" on Thursday, January 18, 10 a.m. until noon at the Student Center building located on the campus of Haywood Community College. Participants will examine what "BioTech" means and identify Haywood County biotech businesses. This workshop will explore the life sciences industry, focus on the nurturing of biotech companies, and discuss how to support economic development that relies on successful technology-based enterprises. The presenter will be Paul Knott, of the BioBusiness Center at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. To preregister for this free workshop, call HCC’s Small Business Center at 627- 4512.