Friday, October 3, 2008

Innovation starting on the local level

In Surprise, Arizona, bio-science and innovation has become an important focus for the town. West Valley took time to look at the town with a focus on bio-science. The recent merger of Sun Health and Banner has been a foundation for their life science studies. With the merger, Surprise is looking to attract more bio-science workers to their area. The City Council sees benefits in opening innovation centers and bringing in more talent with their community college. Goals like this could prove beneficial for the talented professionals introduced to the community and new businesses. There growth rate of bio-science jobs in in the area is 18% since 2002, which outpaces both Arizona and the United States.

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