Marin County Extends Fiscal Support for BioTech Growth

Date Posted:
May 23, 2016

The Marin Economic Forum was recently recognized by Marin County supervisors for the role that the forum has played in stimulating the growth of life science businesses in the region. This goal was achieved in part by the forum partnering with the City of Novato, the Buck Institute and other regional organizations to form the North Bay Life Science Alliance, which promotes life sciences across the four counties of the North Bay.

“This is a great partnership with the county,” said Supervisor Judy Arnold, with Marin County awarding the organization $150,000 to help cover operating expenses in fiscal 2015-16. “The forum has become the go-to organization for up-to-date information on economic trends in Marin.”
The Forum recently prepared the NBLSA’s annual report for 2016, highlighting 100 high-paying new jobs created in the North Bay during 2014, and the ongoing expansion of leading regional employer BioMarin’s footprint in San Rafael.

For more information, see the Marin Independent Journal website.