Author Archive: George Goodno

George Goodno

George is the Director of State Policy Communications at BIO and enjoys the opportunity to advocate for and educate audiences about the positive societal and economic impact of the bioscience industry. Another great aspect of his job is getting to work with BIO’s broad network of state bioscience associations to help advance legislative and regulatory initiatives that will continue to improve this high-skill, high-wage industry. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, hiking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with his awesome wife and two daughters.

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Q&A on Emmy Award Winning Biotech Education Campaign

Matt Gardner

While the biotechnology industry was born in Northern California over thirty years ago, companies falling under its broad umbrella can now be found in every corner of the world. From humble beginnings, its impact can now be seen in everything from consumer goods to cancer drugs. None-the-less, Northern California remains the center of the industry’s growing orbit. Many of the world’s greatest research institutions and biotech companies were born here and remain headquartered here. To Read More >

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Virginia BIO Hosts Free Live Streaming Panel for Start-Ups

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It’s a bit late notice, but if you’re going to be at your desk during lunch today, you should check out the following panel discussion entitled “Entrepreneurship Failures and Successes: The Perspective of Entrepreneurial Faculty.” The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) is pleased offer an opportunity to view the sold out Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheon live on the web through our new LiveStream channel. The program will take place Thursday, September 8, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and program Read More >

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A Matter of Economics; OK Gov Fallin Talks Biotech

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma

A few weeks ago Sheri Stickley, President of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association guest blogged about her experience at the 2011 BIO International Convention. As I have mentioned before, this year’s event drew more than 100 public officials and 11 U.S. Governors. We were particularly honored to have several Governors attend our event for the first time. Among them was Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Like many other public officials, she traveled to the convention to publicize Read More >

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How to Stand Out From the Crowd; Promoting Oklahoma Bioscience

Oklahoma Pavilion exhibitors

BIO’s annual International Convention has emerged as a must-attend event for countries, states and regions that are hungry for industry investment. The convention gives them the ideal platform to publicize and promote what they have to offer to industry leaders in terms of economic development opportunities. International and domestic public officials take the time to attend because they recognize the enormous potential of the industry. This year’s event drew more than 100 public officials and Read More >

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State Deficits to Shrink & Taxes Drop – Good News for Biotech

Michigan State Capitol dome interior, Lansing, MI

Forecasters at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2011 Legislative Summit expect a dramatic reduction of state deficits in the coming years, along with business-friendly tax-cuts. The projections are based on a survey of budget officials in all 50 states last month, said Corina Eckl, director of state services for NCSL. Eckl also noted an emerging trend in which state governors and legislatures are allowing for the expiration of temporary business taxes. Notably, the Michigan Business Read More >

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