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Roob trying to recruit business to Indiana

Friday, May 22, 2009

While at the BIO International Convention 2009 in Atlanta recently, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob noticed high-tech companies from the country of Brazil and the state of Indiana were located next to each other. Courtesy Photo.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob and BioCrossroads Chief Executive David Johnson recently joined Indiana's top life sciences executives and academics in Atlanta to recruit new high-tech companies to the state and showcase the state's strengths in biotech discovery, development and delivery.

The trip was part of the state's business recruiting efforts at the world's largest biotechnology trade show, BIO International Convention 2009.

"Indiana's capabilities in life science research, pharmaceutical manufacturing and medical equipment production have made us a magnet for some of the industry's most storied companies," Roob said.

In addition to showcasing the state's life sciences industry and top-rated economic competitiveness in a 1,000-square-foot pavilion at the convention, Roob and Johnson encouraged company executives from a number of firms to locate high-tech businesses here.

"Indiana continues to be a place where life science companies grow and prosper and we are pleased to put the state's strengths on display before a global audience," Johnson said.

Representatives from Indiana companies including Dow AgroSciences, Cook Pharmica, Sentry Logistic Solutions and Baxter International Inc., among others exhibited at the trade show.

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