Governor Jim Pillen proclaimed the month of October as Bioscience Month in Nebraska.
Governor Jim Pillen proclaimed the month of October as Bioscience Month in Nebraska during a program at Bio Nebraska’s 2023 Annual Meeting on Oct. 26, 2023 in Lincoln.
Bioscience Month recognizes Nebraska’s diverse bio-ecosystem comprising the human and animal health sectors, renewable fuels, industrial biotech, agricultural processing, and education research, all of which are critical to the state’s economy and competitiveness in the global market.
According to a Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) report, the bioscience industry in Nebraska plays a significant economic role in the state.
- In 2021, there were 18,147 jobs in Nebraska associated with the biosciences spread across 1424 enterprises.
- In 2021, the average wage for bioscience related jobs in Nebraska was $82,718 as compared to the average private sector wage in Nebraska of $54,059.
- Nebraska’s research universities conducted nearly $414 million in bioscience-related R&D in 2020, accounting for 76 percent of all academic R&D in the state.