Friday, May 27, 2011

Colorado Bolsters Funds for New Bioscience Companies, Job Creation

Industry supporters gathered at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science May 26th to celebrate Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's signing of The Innovation Reinvestment Act, Senate Bill 47. The announcement is made by Holli Baumunk, President & CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), who says the bill was initiated during the 2010-11 legislative session by the CBSA in partnership with the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) and sponsored by Senator Rollie Heath, Representative Cheri Gerou, and Representative Jim Riesberg.

"Colorado's bioscience community is simply thrilled that, beginning in 2014, up to $2 million annually will be added to our state's Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program," Baumunk says.

Video - signing ceremony:

Video - Gov Hickenlooper's remarks:

Video - Rep Cheri Gerou's remarks:

Audio Download - Steve Orndorff's remarks:

Link to the Business Wire release

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