Business Facilities magazine came up with its own formula for assessing states' strength in the biotech economic development field and decided that Pennsylvania came in first. The assessment, which included a number of factors that included education, business climate and quality of life, concluded that California and Massachusetts tied for second with Ohio and Texas coming in at a tie for fourth place. Others on the top 10 list: Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Kansas and Minnesota.
Pennsylvania won kudos for its $150 million program to fund bioscience research, three regional Greenhouses to commercialize research and $32 million to fund high-tech facilities, including biotech.
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