Developers of the N.C. Research Campus are continuing their efforts to line up funds for a building where Rowan-Cabarrus Community College can train students for biotechnology jobs.

But with the recent meltdown of the financial market leaving banks hesitant to lend, that goal isn’t as easy to reach as it used to be.

"We’re just trying to finalize everything with the construction lenders," said Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle & Cooke North Carolina, which is building the research campus.

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