Flinn Foundation Reveals growth in Arizona Bioscience Jobs
Bioscience jobs are being added in Arizona at a pace that outpaces the national rate and that of the state’s overall private sector, according to a performance analysis commissioned by Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation as part of its coordination of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap strategy.
Arizona’s bioscience jobs total grew 22 percent (29 percent for non-hospital jobs) in the post-recession years since 2009, compared to 8 percent nationally and 14 percent in the state’s private sector. There are 25,686 non-hospital bioscience jobs in Arizona and 116,443 total bioscience jobs in 2016 — an increase of about 6,000 total jobs from 2014.
Separately, Arizona’s public universities are seeing steady gains in bioscience tech transfer. There were 33 bioscience startups, 119 patents issued and 131 licenses issued in 2016 and 2017, a 57 percent increase in spinouts over the previous two years.
Cybba Inc Shares Tips on Marketing to Generation Z
Brands and marketers are preparing themselves for Generation Z: the first age cohort of truly “digital natives.” More than just a buzzy term, a digital native is someone who has never known a world without the internet. Information and entertainment have always been accessible for Generation Z, a group that makes up more than a quarter of the US population, and represents more than $44 billion in spending power.