Interview with David Murdock
Interviewed by: Chad Morgan
Location: Joyner Visitor Center, NCSU campus
Interview Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
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David Murdock is the sole owner of Dole Foods Company, Inc., the largest producer of fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers. He is also the chairman and sole owner of Castle and Cooke, Inc., a company with business activities that include the development and ownership of real estate, leasing of transportation equipment and manufacturing of brick. David Murdock personally donated more than 1.5 billion dollars towards the development of the North Carolina Research Campus.

This interview was organized around several major themes: the building and promotion of the North Carolina Research Campus; the impact of the NCRC on the city and region; Mr. Murdock's health enthusiasms; the opportunities and difficulties presented by partnership with the state.

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