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Friday, January 23, 2009

Ritter Introduces Colorado Bioscience Roadmap

Colorado’s Governor Ritter today publicly released the Colorado Bioscience Roadmap 2008; a five year plan to bolster the bioscience industry in Colorado. The Roadmap assesses a 2003 Action Plan developed by the state to grow Colorado’s Bioscience Cluster and chart out the next five years to position the state as a national and worldwide center for bioscience development.

The Roadmap comes at a time when the Governor is promoting initiatives for creating new jobs and strengthening the state’s economy. Although the development of a bioscience cluster has been a long term initiative, creating and keeping bioscience companies and talent within the state is even more crucial in the current economic environment.

The bioscience community has shown job growth of 5.5% from 2001 to 2006, outpacing total private sector growth and is poised for continued growth even at a time when many industries are contracting.

The Roadmap was prepared by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice with support from the Colorado Bioscience Association (CBSA), the State of Colorado Economic Development Office and a number of private companies.

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