While June is a time for outdoor shenanigans in Oklahoma, it is also an important month for one of Oklahoma City’s fast growing industries, biosciences. Each June a delegation of around 80 people representing the industry in Oklahoma travel to the annual BIO International Convention. The purpose of this trip is to network and spread the gospel of the bioscience industry in our region.
The bioscience sector in Greater Oklahoma City is an underrated aspect of the region’s outstanding economic success. It’s estimated bioscience employment contributes $4.1 billion to our economy and employs more than 27,800 workers. In fact, the sector accounts for more than six percent of the total employment in our region.
Not only are the numbers staggering, but these companies are on the front lines of developing medicines and technologies that save countless lives. You can learn more about this exciting field at the OKBio website.