June 18, 2014

New Research Confirms Governor Patrick’s Life Sciences Initiative is Driving Job Creation and Economic Opportunity

Northeastern University’s Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy released new data detailing the growth of the life sciences sectors in Massachusetts, demonstrating the importance of these sectors to the Massachusetts economy and the importance of continued investment in life sciences growth.

The new research shows that Massachusetts ranks number 1 per capita in the nation in total life sciences employment by a wide margin, with 1.8 times the number of jobs per-capita as California, and 2.3 times the number in New York. The report also found that the industry sectors targeted for investment by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center have been growing rapidly, with 17.5% growth since 2006, compared to 1.4% job growth in the overall state economy.

View the release from The Dukakis Center by clicking here

View the release from the MLSC here

To view the presentation report, please click here