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AZ Business Magazine May/June 2015

Healthy Outcomes

Michael Gossie, Managing Editor
We’ve all ridden the rocky road of the economy over the past several years. Hopefully, the road ahead will be a little more smooth than it’s been in the past. But for Arizonans, one sector of the economy has remained healthy.

Appropriately, that’s healthcare. According to a recent study by ZipRecruiter, Phoenix is No. 1 city for healthcare jobs. Thankfully, we can expect that sector to remain a strength, thanks to the forward-thinking innovators who orchestrated Arizona’s Bio-science Road-map in 2002. The 10-year plan was designed to boost bio-science in Arizona and it worked. Since
the Bio-science Road-map was launched in 2002:

• Bio-science jobs in the private sector increased more than 45 percent in Arizona.
• The number of bio-science firms in Arizona increased by more than 31 percent.
• Bio-science wages increased by 44 percent in Arizona.

The best thing is Martin L. Shultz, chair of the Arizona Bio-science Road-map Steering Committee, helped update the Bio-science Road-map to reflect new goals, strategies and potential action steps to lead the state to its vision of becoming a global competitor and national leader in select areas of the bio-sciences. The updated Road-map will carry us through the next 10 years. In this issue of Az Business magazine, AZBio President and CEO Joan Koerber-Walker writes about what lies ahead for the bio-science sector.

The business community knows that the work being done in bio-science in Arizona is improving the health for everyone. That’s not just good for Arizona. That’s changing the world.

Michael Gossie, Editor in Chief

Michael Gossie


About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.