Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey and the City’s Economic Development Office are attending the 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention for the first time to promote Brampton’s health and life sciences sector. This is the largest biotechnology event in the world, taking place in San Diego, California from June 19 to 22.
“Brampton has been experiencing tremendous growth in our health and life sciences sector” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “We have seen 50% growth over the last 10 years in this sector, and currently have 800 companies employing over 12,000 people. The new $500 million world-class Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness has spurred the development of a new Health and Life Science cluster in our downtown, and is a key piece of the over $1 billion of recent provincial investments in health and life sciences in Brampton.”
“We have leading health and life sciences companies in Brampton, such as Canon and Medtronic, and our mission is to attract even more. Brampton is in the centre of the Innovation Super Corridor, with a diverse and highly educated young population, as well as Ryerson University’s bid to deliver advanced post-secondary education opportunities – now is the time to be bullish about our city’s prospects to attract investments and jobs in this sector”, Mayor Jeffrey added.
Mayor Jeffrey provided the opening remarks at the “California lessons for Canada's Life Sciences Industry” panel, co-hosted by TO Health! and Montréal InVivo, where she successfully promoted Brampton as a health and life science sector hub.
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Jaskaran Singh Sandhu
Press Secretary, Office of the Mayor
City of Brampton
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