As of a few years ago, 95% of bioscience and biotechnology research was located in five major coastal cities, creating large economic impact for those cities. According to a 2018 report from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Montana is one of the top states in the country for growth in academic biosciences research and development. With venture capital investments and funding from the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), bioscience is a ‘center of opportunity’ for economic growth in Montana.
This year’s annual Economic Update Series will bring expert panelists together highlighting Montana’s ‘Centers of Opportunity’, including bioscience, manufacturing, and high-tech,- industries critical to Montana
’s economic recovery.
Dr. Pat Barkey from University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will also present his state and local post-pandemic economic projections.
The Economic Update Series takes place in 4 cities across Montana.
- July 29- Kalispell(Hilton Garden Inn)*
- August 17 – Bozeman(GranTree)
- August 18 – Billings(Northern Hotel)
- August 19 – Helena(Delta Marriott)
Registration is $40 for Montana Chamber members and $50 for non-members; price includes meal.
*Registration for the Kalispell
event closes Monday, July 26, at 5:00pm.