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Mayor Lane receives AZBio Public Service award

Mayor Jim Lane
  Date: Aug. 11, 2014

  Contact: Christian Green, economic development manager,
               480-312-2612, cgreen@scottsdaleaz.gov 

Note, this press release was originally issued Aug. 11 by the Arizona BioIndustry Association.


Mayor Lane receives AZBio Public Service award

W.J. “Jim” Lane, Mayor of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AZBio Public Service award by the Arizona BioIndustry Association.

“Mayor Lane has made the development and the promotion of the bio-life sciences industry in the Greater Phoenix region as well as the City of Scottsdale a top priority,” shared AZBio President and CEO Joan Koerber-Walker. “His leadership extends across many areas including launch of the “Scottsdale Cure Corridor,” active engagement with both the global life science leaders and the emerging leaders who call Scottsdale home, and serves as an ambassador sharing the stories of the lifesaving and life enhancing work being done in our Arizona Life Science Community. “

The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is more than a brand or location. This strategic concept includes activities designed to promote the innovative practices occurring around the concentration of biotech and life sciences industries from Shea Boulevard to the Scottsdale Airpark. Companies like TD2, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, Mayo Clinic.

Watch a video on the Scottsdale Cure Corridor.

The bio-life science sector has a strong presence in the city’s economic health, with Scottsdale housing 13% of all Phoenix Metro area bio-life sciences employment. The Scottsdale bio-life sciences activity includes a workforce of about 27,700 people and a direct economic output of $2.5 billion and indirect output of $3.5 billion annually.

Follow this link for more information on the AZBio Public Service award.