Bioscience

Arizona must gear up for Great Restart through biosciences

October 5, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Star] – As the November election approaches, it has been encouraging to see current and prospective elected officials speaking forthrightly about what our state must do to emerge more quickly from the Great Recession.

Leaders recognize that in Arizona’s new reality, with weak population growth for the next several years, an austere budget and intense competition with other states, every measure to spur economic growth must maximize return on investment.

Coming out of the most severe recession in 70 years, priority attention must be given to those industries that offer high-paying jobs and that improve the quality of life in our state.

Among such sectors, the biosciences have demonstrated enviable resilience in hard times, and the field promises a brilliant future.

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