COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for decades as a manufacturing state, Ohio is positioning itself to emerge from the recession as an innovative leader in the jobs market. A recent Forbes article ranked Columbus, Ohio third in the nation for technology jobs with very optimistic outlooks for other major Ohio cities. The magazine credits the fact that Columbus and the other top contenders are home to major research universities.
Another contributing factor is the commitment Ohio has made to the state's bioscience industry. A decision made more than a decade ago that is making an impact locally, nationally and globally.
The bioscience industry is Ohio's fastest-growing industry in virtually all ways, according to Anthony Dennis, president and CEO of BioOhio, the state's economic development agency for biosciences. "Every year, our bioscience companies and research institutions create jobs, export products and services, and deliver game-changing treatments to the marketplace and, most importantly, to patients," said Dennis.
That success is spilling over into Ohio universities with the number of bioscience undergraduates on the rise. Its vast number of higher education opportunities bolsters Ohio's bioscience strength. Two-year, four-year, graduate and advanced degree programs produce an education and workforce pipeline necessary to build a bioscience organization, and to grow Ohio's bioscience industry into an international leader.
Each day, Ohio bioscience organizations contribute to technological advances benefiting the health and well-being of Ohioans, Americans and the citizens of the world. Emerging in the Columbus area recently were Ohio State University spinout company Nanofiber Solutions and Scotland-based advanced prosthetics maker
|SOURCE Ohio Business Development Coalition|
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