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Indiana Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leading Life Sciences Center
Date:5/3/2010

ge collaboration and innovation and elevating Indiana's visibility on the national map of biotechnology, medical device and healthcare IT centers."

As a whole, the number of bioscience jobs in Indiana has grown since 2001, increasing by 17.2%, and outpacing the national average of 15.8%.  The state has nearly 53,000 people working in one of the four bioscience subsectors tracked by BIO and Battelle.

Indianapolis continues to perform well in individual city listings, ranking second in the U.S. for employment concentration in Drugs and Pharmaceuticals.  The state capital also moved up four spots from the 2008 report and is now ranked fourth in the Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals subsector, and jumped one spot from 2008 to number fifteen in the Medical Devices and Equipment category.  

Other Indiana cities were highlighted as top life sciences regions:

  • Lafayette MSA (metropolitan statistical area)  ranked 13th in the Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals subsector for small MSAs (total private employment less than 75,000).  In the Drugs and Pharmaceuticals category, Lafayette ranks tenth.
  • Bloomington MSA – Bloomington is out front as the number one small MSA in the Medical Devices and Equipment category.  It also climbed four positions from tenth in the 2008 report to third this year in Drugs and Pharmaceuticals employment.
  • South Bend/Mishawaka MSA – The area is number 14 on the list of Research, Testing, and Medical Laboratories employme
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