January 30, 2012

First Coast struggling to keep pace in biotech industry


…The fact of the matter is we do want to participate in that state support because we know life sciences is one of the strongest employers in our region,” said Jerry Mallot, executive vice president of JAX USA Partnership, a regional economic development organization affiliated with chambers of commerce. Mallot said one possibility is expansion of Mayo Clinic, which he calls “one of our greatest success stories.” Mayo’s campus has two buildings devoted to biomedical research, and Mayo’s long-term master plan sets aside land for three more.

Florida Times-Union, by David Bauerlein, 01/27/2012

Tags: biomedical research, Facilities, JAX USA Partnership, Jerry Mallot, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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