Letter from the Governor re: 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report
California leads the nation in the biomedical industry, supporting highly skilled and well-paying jobs in communities across the state. The sector drives improvements in healthcare through the development of new medicines and technologies.
Last year, California enacted several laws to strengthen our life sciences community and maintain our competitive position, including AB 93 and SB 90, which made targeted investments in the sector. This year’s state budget included 20 research grants to support the federal BRAIN Initiative to map the human brain. The budget also set aside $3 million to advance the potential of precision medicine.
The state of California is committed to supporting innovation and fostering the biomedical industry. I look forward to continuing to work with leaders from companies and research institutions throughout the state to find solutions that advance new medical technologies, strengthen our economy and contribute to a healthier society.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.