IEDC Presents Biotechnology for Economic Success Web Seminar

IEDC Presents Biotechnology for Economic Success Web Seminar

International Economic Development Council


DATE: Thursday, July 17
TIME: 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
COST: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 15
LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS: Emailed to participants on Wednesday, July 16

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presents the 2008 Web Seminar Series – a cost-effective, professional development program. The series provides an online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

Across the country, communities are looking to the promise of the biotech industry, especially life science start-ups to reinvigorate their economy. Communities with strong healthcare and bioscience clusters were found to be among the top economic performers for job creation, according to recent Milken Institute research. The biotechnology industry continues to expand into new areas including agriculture and manufacturing. How do communities identify and tap into the opportunities presented by the biotechnology industry?

Join IEDC as two leading industry experts, Baiju R. Shah, President and CEO of BioEnterprise and Perry Wong, Senior Managing Economist at the Milken Institute, examine:

- Emerging industry trends
- Characteristics of competitive biotechnology regions
- Strategies to support biotech start-ups and transfer technologies with local partner including universities and hospitals
- Methods to gather community resources to support biotechnology development strategies
- Recommendations on how to grow and support bioscience firms.

Perry Wong will identify emerging trends and competitive traits of successful biotech regions to help you better understand how to grasp the economic development opportunities of this economically dynamic industry.

Baiju Shah will then discuss how Cleveland was able to leverage the resources of hospitals and universities to commercialize bioscience technologies and incubate life science companies-and in the process, build the base of a new economic future for this older industrial region. Cleveland now ranks 5th in the nation for its cluster of health-related venture capital firms, due in part to the strategic efforts of BioEnterprise and others to invest in this industry sector.

Register today. Space is limited so don't delay.

Posted June 4, 2008



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