Resources for Elected Officials
Policymakers at all levels play an essential role in the development of an industry like the biosciences: building budgets, creating a favorable business environment, and shaping the workforce pipeline.
For elected officials who are new to bioscience—as well as their constituents—step one is learning the basics about bio’s key role in Arizona’s economy and the health outcomes of its residents.
Here are some resources to provide a better understanding.
- What is bioscience?
What is Biotechnology? | Brief video produced by Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the world’s largest biotech trade association based in Washington, D.C.
We are Arizona’s Bioindustry | PSA for Arizona’s bioscience industry, produced by AZBio, the state’s bioscience trade association.
- Why make bioscience a priority in Arizona?
The Biosciences in Arizona | Video on Arizona’s bioscience sector and successes, produced by the Flinn Foundation.
Why Arizona: AZBio | Video on Arizona’s bioscience industry, produced by AZBio, the state’s bioscience trade association.
- What companies are in your city? Your district? In Arizona?
Arizona BioMap | Searchable map and database of companies and organizations that comprise Arizona’s bioscience sector.
AzTechBase | Online map of companies and organizations that comprise Arizona’s technology sector, including the biosciences.
Find My Legislator | Check who represents bioscience companies throughout the state. Entrepreneurs and other constituents, find out who your legislator is.
Companies by District (forthcoming) | Legislators, find out what bioscience companies and related organizations are in your district.
- What is Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap?
Overview | Summary and resources on Arizona’s long-term strategic plan to build its bioscience base.
Fact Sheet | One-pager on the Bioscience Roadmap, commissioned by the Flinn Foundation.
Latest Progress Report | Annual update on the latest performance metrics and developments in Arizona’s bioscience sector.
Data | Repository of performance metrics on Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, dating back to its inception. The latest data was released in April 2020.
- What policies would strengthen the biosciences?
AZBio | Policy agenda of the state’s bioscience trade association.
Arizona Technology Council | Policy agenda of the state’s technology association.
FacesOfTRIF.org | Stories behind Arizona’s Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) that supports scientific research, including in the biosciences, at our state’s public universities.
- Where can I find upcoming bioscience events?
- How can I find the latest news?
Arizona Bioscience News | Curated weekly roundup of Arizona bioscience-related articles in the media. Sign up to receive the email in your inbox every Thursday.
In the Loop | Weekly compendium of Arizona bioscience news, announcements, events, and more.