June 10, 2016 - Lee County EDG, along with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Economic Development Director Debi Durham attended Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in San Francisco, CA. Iowa is home to a diverse range of bioscience industries that incorporate agbiosciences, traditional biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and various other sectors. Today, approximately 1,250 entities are working to commercialize Iowa’s bioscience innovations.
“This is a great year to attend BIO. Iowa is the proud home to many leaders in the bioscience industry,” said Governor Branstad. “The BIO International Convention is the perfect forum to promote our strategic advantages in this sector and show the world that Iowa’s robust and thriving biosciences industry is the epicenter for growth and opportunity.”
In addition to promoting Iowa’s biosciences industry, the Governor will take the opportunity to tout the creation of Iowa’s first in the nation Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit program that was passed into law this past legislation session with bipartisan support. “Iowa is the nation’s premier leader in the industrial biotech sector and the production of biochemicals is perhaps one of the fastest growing segments. I look forward to highlighting how Iowa is at the forefront of this dynamic industry,” said Governor Branstad.
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