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2017-06-29

Secretary Pablos leads Texas delegation

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"Texas is focused on competing on a global scale for the top companies and talent in the biotech industry"

This week, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos led a delegation of Texas public officials and private sector leaders to the 2017 BIO International Conference to showcase Texas' advantages for businesses in the biotechnology and biomedical industries. The delegation included representatives from the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI), and economic development organizations from across the State of Texas.
During the conference, Secretary Pablos and the delegation met with industry leaders from Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain, among other nations to discuss the strengths of conducting cutting-edge medical and medical technology research in the Lone Star State.
Additionally, Secretary Pablos participated in a panel alongside public officials from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico to discuss their respective states' best practices for fostering growth in the life science industry.
"Texas has developed an environment that has allowed us to grow," Secretary Pablos said during the discussion. "In the area of life sciences we've built on that growth by adding medical schools and top-notch research facilities that bring the best and brightest minds from across the globe while offering attractive incentives to businesses seeking to make groundbreaking innovations in medicine and biotechnology.
Following the panel, Secretary Pablos delivered the keynote address at a reception hosted by the Texas Economic Development Corporation, which connected Texas economic development organizations with life science industry representatives to identify opportunities for collaboration and investment in Texas. After additional international business meetings, Secretary Pablos delivered a public briefing at the BioTexas Pavilion to thank delegation members for supporting Texas' mission to become a global destination for biotechnology expansion.