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Forty-one states have set up some type of program to support bioscience development. Though most have focused on tax credits and private sector support, such as venture capital, the 30 states listed below have also used public efforts and funds to drive bioscience initiatives.

State Bioscience Plan Year Adopted State Biotech Specialists Using Tobacco $ Funded Initiatives Commercial Focus State Incubators 
Alabama * 
Arkansas 2000 * 
California $600M 
Colorado * * 
Connecticut  (Tech: 1998) * 
Delaware * $85M 
Florida 1998 * 
Georgia * $300M * 
Hawaii 1999 
Illinois * $2B 
Kansas * 
Louisiana (Tech: 2000) * * 
Maine * 
Maryland 1991 * * * 
Massachusetts  (Tech: 1993) * * * 
Michigan 2000 * * $1B * * 
Minnesota 2001 * * * 
Missouri 2000 * *
New Jersey * 
New Mexico 1999 * * 
New York NA $1B 
Ohio * * * 
Oregon 1999 * 
Pennsylvania * $100M * 
Tennessee * 
Texas $800M * 
Utah * * 
Vermont (Tech: 1996) 
Virginia * * 
Wisconsin * $317M 

Source: State Government Initiatives in Biotechnology 2001, prepared for the Biotechnology Industry Organization by Battelle Memorial Institute and State Science & Technology Institute





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