Join us for a morning in the world of biotechnology at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Hear from their scientists, educators, economic developers and entrepreneurs:
Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Alabama is home to 780 bioscience companies, and the industry has an annual economic impact estimated at $7.3 billion, as well as a track record for breakthrough discoveries. Beyond cutting-edge research and technology, one of the most notable achievements of the bioscience sector is the high level of employment that it has created. Nearly 18,000 Alabamians are employed in life science or biotechnology jobs, with average annual income topping $67,000.
“Alabama’s bioscience industry is a vital economic engine for our state, creating high-paying jobs and generating important innovations that improve the quality of life for people here at home and all around the world,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “We’re focused on fostering growth in the bioscience sector and collaborating with the state’s research leaders to make that happen.”
Those research leaders include major players in the state like the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville.