Iowa’s bioscience economy: Drugs and pharmaceuticals

18 Aug 2016


A report released last month indicates Iowa’s drugs and pharmaceuticals industry was one of the fastest growing in the nation from 2012 to 2014. In those two years, sector employment grew seven percent.

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, together with TEConomy Partners, a leading research firm, published the report, titled “The Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality of Life.”

The below map, taken from the report, shows where drugs and pharmaceutical job growth was at its highest from 2012-2014. You can see Iowa shaded in the darkest color, indicating its top-tier job growth during that period in pharmaceuticals.

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