Newcomers to OKC are often shocked to find that biosciences have become one of the largest industries and employment drivers in the state. With compensation of $2.2 billion, support of 51,000 workers, and an annual revenue of more than $6.7 billion, it is undeniable that the biotech industry in Oklahoma is thriving.
In support of the industry, a large delegation of Oklahoma bioscience professionals are headed to Philadelphia to attend the 2019 BIO International Convention, June 3-6.
The delegation’s efforts will be marketed under the banner of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio), where they will help staff a 1,200-square-foot Oklahoma Bioscience Pavilion complete with touch-screen monitors showcasing Oklahoma’s bioscience companies. The delegation will answer questions from prospective targets that might be interested in doing business in Oklahoma. Attendees will also attend networking events and set partnering meetings with business contacts who may be interested in their specific endeavors.