BioOhio: Despite Economy, Ohio’s Bioscience Industry Shows Economic, Employment Growth  
3/30/2010 2:18:36 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employment in Ohio's biosciences sector is on the rise across the state according to a report released today by BioOhio, a non-profit organization supported by the Thomas Edison Program of the Ohio Department of Development. Despite the nation's stagnant overall economy, total employment in Ohio’s bioscience sector in 2008 was 55,465. That's a 2.8% increase between 2007 and 2008 (1,520 jobs). Since 2000, the bioscience sector in Ohio added over 8,400 jobs, a 17.9% increase.