Life Sciences In North AlabamaPresentation Transcript
Life Sciences In North Alabama
Cost of Doing Business
Quality of Life
North Alabama Economy
$130 Million Dollar Investment from the State of Alabama and Private Investors.
900 Biotechnology Jobs.
Mission is for researchers to collaborate with local companies to bring new discoveries to market.
8 to 10 companies to be located on campus.
Due to Open by Fall 2007.
North Alabama’s Existing Life Sciences Industry: Monte Sano Pharmaceuticals
14 Companies Employing More
than 1,000 People.
Covering pharmaceutical manufacturing,
biotechnology research, diagnostics
and medical device production.
Cost of Doing Business: Forbes Ranks Huntsville #11 Lowest Cost of Doing Business Alabama Capital Investment Tax Credit can eliminate State Income Tax Low Cost of Living National Average Huntsville Boston San Diego -10% +35% +50% Low Office Space Rates Huntsville Boston San Diego $16.00 /sq. ft. $29.44 /sq. ft. $34.20 /sq. ft.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) offers
degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology,
Biochemistry, Chemical Physics and Environmental Biology.
UAH has Masters and Doctorate Programs in
Biotechnology Science and Engineering
The UAH laboratory for structural biology offers an excellent x-ray diffraction facility and molecular biology facility for protein expression. It is part of the Alabama Structural Biology Consortium.
UAH partners with BizTech a high tech company incubator that offers lab space.
Calhoun Community College offers Associate of Science Degrees in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Pharmacology with course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Natural Science.
One out of 12 residents in the Huntsville
area is a scientist, engineer or technologist.
#31 1.5% 25 and older with a doctorate degree #19 37.8% 25 and older with a college degree #2 15.1% Employed in Professional Scientific, Technical Services, or Engineering #1 11.9% Employed in Engineering, Math or Computers U.S. Rank Percent Category
Education: Stanford Achievement Test Scores:
North Alabama schools regularly outperform
the National Average in standardized test scores.
Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology will
provide distance learning for area school children.