Joseph Cortright

Signs of Life: Clustering of Biotechnology in US Metropolitan Areas

Joseph Cortright, Impresa
Thursday, September 12, 2002
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota West Bank
301-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Biotechnology has become an important and fast-growing sector of the U.S. economy. As the industry expands, it has become a focal point of many local, regional and state economic development strategies. A recent report from the Brookings Institution, written by Joseph Cortright and Heike Mayer, examines the location and concentration of the biotechnology industry and outlines the key conditions and resources The report's findings cast a realistic light on the development of this industry and will prove useful to regions across the country trying to capture a share of biotechnology growth.

Cortright will present the key findings from this report in a seminar at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium, The seminar is co-sponsored by the Humphrey Institute's State and Local Policy Program and the University of Minnesota's MBBNet Admission is free. If you plan to attend please contact Janice Young at or (612) 626-0347.

Copies of the report are available at

Cortright will also speak during the Humphrey Institute's conference on September 13 For more information and a registration form for this conference go to

Joseph Cortright is Vice-President and Economist, with Impresa, Inc., a Impresa studies the development of Cortright is also co-editor of EconData.Net the web's leading guide to regional Cortright was a keynote speaker for the Minnesota Economic Summit in September, 2000.

The Humphrey Institute's State and Local Policy Program works with individuals and institutions from government, business, academia, labor and nonprofits to develop improved public policy, particularly in the Upper Midwest.

MBBNet is the world's largest regional Internet gateway in the life sciences and health care fields.