North Carolina’s latest bid to capitalize on the growing biotechnology industry opens its doors today.

State and local officials will gather at the BioNetwork Capstone Center for a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m.

The center, which is designed to train workers for biotech jobs, is located on North Carolina State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.

Funded by a $70 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the building covers 82,500 square feet. Second-year biotechnology students at community colleges as well as industry employees will be trained at the Capstone Center.

The center will be shared by NCSU and the North Carolina Community College System.

Some 10,000 square feet have been set aside for clean room space.