Bioscience Roadmap plans turn to action

A 10-year strategy to propel Arizona to national biosciences prominence entered the implementation phase in early 2003. Dubbed Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap, the project focuses this year on forming statewide working groups to begin developing short- and long-term strategies to implement the actions proposed during the completed research phase;

Former mayor sets tone for statewide tech agenda

In the early 1990s, Paul Johnson led the City of Phoenix as the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city. Today, though no longer in an elected post, his political skills are essential in leading a statewide charge to grow Arizona's tech industry.

Bio-related legislation making progress

Two bills that would enhance Arizona's biosciences sector are moving through the Legislature. One would ease university technology-transfer restrictions, the other provide $29 million for research facilities at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Flagstaff called critical to Arizona’s bio future

Flagstaff has the ingredients to play a vital role in the future of biosciences in Arizona, according to Walter Plosila of the Battelle Memorial Institute. Plosila addressed an audience of more than 100 Flagstaff community leaders today to present Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap, a 10-year plan for establishing a prosperous future for Arizona in the biosciences.

Top ED journal honors Flagstaff schools

Flagstaff Unified High School District ranks among the top one-third of school districts across the nation, according to the December 2002 issue of Expansion Management, a leading economic development magazine. EM's Education Quotient is one of the tools used by companies looking to open facilities in a location with a high-quality workforce.

State-of-State address touts high-tech plans

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano stressed in her State of the State Address today that developing tech industries will be key to building the "new Arizona economy." She outlined three actions that promise to advance the state's biosciences sector.

Napolitano takes office; plans to target biotech

The Janet Napolitano era, officially underway this week, promises action that will directly impact Arizona's biosciences industry. Arizona's new governor announced several specific goals throughout her campaign and since her successful election to stimulate the high-tech economy.

Battelle study outlines strategy for Arizona biosciences

Arizona has many of the essential elements needed to become a national leader in the biosciences, but must strengthen its medical research base and build a critical mass of bioscience firms and jobs, according to a study released today at events in Phoenix and Tucson.

Battelle study reveals Arizona’s bioscience strengths, weaknesses

Arizona is well-positioned to become nationally competitive in the biosciences arena but must improve its university research funding base and create a stronger entrepreneurial culture.

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