Town Hall: Exploring Massachusetts’ Opportunities for Sustainable Expansion of the Life Sciences

May 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Like the companies it supports, the Massachusetts life sciences industry must continue to innovate in order to remain the leader in the global biopharma ecosystem. As the industry looks to the “next normal,” Massachusetts has a unique opportunity to grow vertically by expanding its leadership beyond R&D and horizontally by expanding the ecosystem beyond the Cambridge/Boston cluster.

During our May Town Hall, panelists will discuss how Massachusetts can build a stronger, more sustainable biopharma cluster through expansion-focused economic development.
 

NOTE: MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.

Webinar, click "live-stream" button to view

Like the companies it supports, the Massachusetts life sciences industry must continue to innovate in order to remain the leader in the global biopharma ecosystem. As the industry looks to the “next normal,” Massachusetts has a unique opportunity to grow vertically by expanding its leadership beyond R&D and horizontally by expanding the ecosystem beyond the Cambridge/Boston cluster.

During our May Town Hall, panelists will discuss how Massachusetts can build a stronger, more sustainable biopharma cluster through expansion-focused economic development.
 

NOTE: MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.

Executive Director, MassEcon
Peter Abair is Executive Director at MassEcon. He joined MassEcon after serving as Executive Director of the MassBioEd Foundation, a non-profit committed to building the life sciences workforce in the region. He also served as Director of Economic and Global Affairs at MassBio, where he provided consulting services to companies looking to locate to or grow in Massachusetts, managed global partner programs and led the development and publication of MassBio’s annual economic analysis of the life sciences industry. Prior to joining MassBio, he served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in several economic development functions including Director of the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and Associate Director of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. He also served as Director for Government Affairs at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education. He began his career on the Washington, D.C. staff of the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte. Peter holds a B.A. in History and International Relations from Boston University and a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He resides in Sudbury with his family, where he serves on several local boards and coaches youth baseball and hockey.