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Iowa Bioscience: Outpacing the Nation

Iowa has earned a reputation as a bioscience epicenter with an unwavering commitment to innovation and collaboration. From startup companies to globally respected industry leaders in research and development, Iowa’s bioscience enterprises are discovering the innovations that will spur future economic growth.

In the last decade, Iowa’s bioscience workforce grew by 8 percent (between 2007 and 2014), outpacing national growth of bioscience employment by more than 400 percent, according to a 2016 report by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.

Iowa’s blend of business-friendly government policies, innovative private industries and world-class research institutions have cemented the state’s position as a biosciences leader.