Authors: Matthew Le Merle and Nancy Michels on behalf of the Governor of the State of California, Bay Area Council, BayBio and Monitor Group
As announced by Governor Gray Davis, this Bay Area Life Sciences Strategic Action Plan forms the foundation of an overarching initiative by the state to promote California and the Bay Area as a center of innovation in Life Sciences. It describes the current context and frames the future vision for Life Sciences in the Bay Area. It also identifies critical priorities and sets forth recommended actions for fostering growth of Life Sciences in the region.
This Strategic Action Plan is a blueprint for government, universities, research institutions, companies, and economic development organizations to refocus cooperative actions that will have a positive impact on Life Sciences in the Bay Area, thereby strengthening the economy and enhancing the quality of life in the region and throughout California. It is intended to inform and educate policy makers and civic leaders about the importance of the Life Sciences industry cluster to the regional economy and to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders to enhance the competitiveness of Life Sciences in the Bay Area.