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 more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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