Gov. Reynolds Releases Economic Development Roadmap for Bioscience in Iowa

December 21, 2017

During the administration’s weekly news conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released an economic development roadmap for Iowa’s bioscience industry.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Innovation Council hired TEConomy Partners, LLC to do an in-depth analysis on Iowa’s bioscience industry. Over the past year and a half, TEConomy researchers examined Iowa’s current position in comparison with the rest of the nation. According to the report, Iowa has 36 percent more employment in bioscience than the national average. The report identifies four platforms as the future of Iowa’s bioscience development and strategies to capitalize on as competitive advantages.

This is the state’s third bioscience report and most extensive to date. It builds on a baseline report done in 2004 and a progress report done in 2011. Read the Governor’s release and download the executive summary and full report.