Georgia amps up efforts to attract biotech industry

Georgia has devoted time and treasure to build on a foundation for the biotech industry, but the…

Georgia (Oct 24, 2012) — Georgia has devoted time and treasure to build on a foundation for the biotech industry, but the question echoing among the state’s business leaders is whether more jobs will follow.

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State officials have tried for decades to make Georgia a national leader in biosciences. Recruiters have landed some coups — notably, the new Baxter International plant near Social Circle — but leaders are considering aggressive and perhaps surprising tactics to speed up the pace.

Traditional efforts include Kennesaw State University’s opening on Thursday of a $21 million laboratory geared toward biosciences work.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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