Navigation Links
Governor Corbett Visits Life Science Employers in the Southeast, Holds Town Hall with Employees
Date:7/17/2013

DOWNINGTOWN and KING-OF-PRUSSIA, Pa., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today held town halls with the employees of two growing life science companies in southeastern Pennsylvania, ViroPharma and CSL Behring.

The governor viewed expansion plans at each company and conducted a question and answer session on a wide range of issues from the recently passed budget to his policies to grow and maintain our life science industry in Pennsylvania. 

"The life sciences industry continues to be a key economic driver that is not only advancing global health, but providing thousands of high-paying jobs for our citizens," Corbett said. "By supporting the growth of the industry – from helping entrepreneurs transform ideas into commercial products to supporting the establishment and expansion of biotech companies – we are ensuring the biotech economy will continue to grow and flourish in Pennsylvania."

The Life Sciences are a $40 billion industry and currently employ more than 79,000 Pennsylvanians.

In April, Corbett was honored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization with its 2013 Governor of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the state's biotechnology and public health sectors.

In 2011, Corbett assembled a Life Sciences Leadership Advisory Council, with representation from the state legislature, the administration, academia, industry and the investment community, to develop a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen the industry. The enacted 2013-14 budget addresses key recommendations of the council to enhance the industry's strength and to facilitate future job creation.

"You'll notice that I've placed a lot of importance on getting a balanced budget that encourages private-sector job growth, passed on time," Corbett said. "There's a good reason. Businesses thrive best and have confidence in a climate of certainty."

The budget eliminates the inheritance tax for small businesses and honors the governor's commitment to continue the phase out of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax. To encourage entrepreneurial growth, the budget initiates a $5,000 start-up business tax deduction, increases the net operating loss cap to $4 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015 and repeals the corporate loans tax.

The governor also answered questions on other aspects of the recently passed state budget including his historic state support of basic education, additional funding to address the needs of people with intellectual and physical disabilities and increasing funding to combat violence against women through the state's rape crisis and domestic violence programs.

ViroPharma is an international biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative products that address unmet medical needs. The company was founded by a small group of entrepreneurs in Downingtown nearly 20 years ago and currently has more than 200 Pennsylvania employees.

In September 2012, Corbett announced that ViroPharma planned to double its space and hire an additional 151 employees. The expansion project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team and the Chester County Economic Development Council.

"ViroPharma is a true Pennsylvania success that continues to grow and create jobs in the region," Corbett said. "The investments we make today to help our companies grow and create jobs for all Pennsylvanians will lead to a more stable and thriving commonwealth for generations to come."

CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry and is committed to saving lives and improving the quality of life for people with rare and serious diseases. The company manufactures and markets a range of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies worldwide. CSL Behring's global headquarters in King of Prussia currently houses 398 full-time employees. 

"The life sciences industry is a cornerstone of our economy, and successful companies like CSL Behring are an important reason why manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania have grown," Corbett said.

Media contacts:
Kelli Roberts, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116
Steve Kratz, DCED; 717-783-1132


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Governor Chris Christies Surprise Gastric Bypass Has Americans Talking about Health: What Are Less Drastic Ways to Stay Lean and Prevent Cardio Risks?
2. CHPA Applauds Governor Mike Pence and the Passage of SB 496
3. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal Open StemCONN 2013
4. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. hosts Town Hall Meeting with Governor Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner
5. Governor Corbett: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Packaging Company to Create New Jobs in Lehigh Valley
6. Governor Corbett: Lancaster County Commercial Lab to Expand, Create 200 New Jobs
7. Governor Gregoire and Congressman McDermott Join Novo Nordisk at Opening Event for Type 1 Diabetes Research Center in Seattle
8. Chesapeake Urologys Dr. Brad Lerner, Chief of Urology at Union Memorial Hospital, Honored with Governors Citation for Outstanding Service
9. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Tethys Bioscience
10. Senator Blumenthal, a Strong Advocate for Womens Health, Visits Hologics Manufacturing Facility in Danbury, CT
11. Scottish First Minister visits LifeScan, CA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 52" report to their offering. ... creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The ... that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza ... to cap sales considerably, but development is still in its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected ... for IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... a number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and ... to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two ... currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van ... Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite ... 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):