Forsyth Co. is state’s newest BioReady Community 

Forsyth County has been designated a BioReady Bronze Community by Georgia Bio, a life sciences membership group.

To receive this distinction, communities must meet certain criteria and be able to support the growing biotech industry, according to a news release. The award was presented at the recent BIO International Convention in San Diego, California, the largest biotechnology gathering in the world.

“The life sciences sector represents a meaningful portion of the vast business being done in this state, and establishing BioReady sites, like Forsyth County, signifies Georgia’s readiness for future growth in this industry,” said Maria Thacker-Goethe, President and CEO of Georgia Bio. “This program allows municipalities to showcase biotech-zoned science parks, streamline permitting, build a robust infrastructure, and identify biotech-friendly sites more effectively, making them a desirable choice for industry and a benefit to Georgia’s overall economy.” 

Forsyth County has seen recent growth in the sector with wins such as pharmaceutical company Alimera Sciences moving its headquarters to the Halcyon development. Additionally, Forsyth County Schools have been introducing life science careers to students in partnership with the Georgia BioEd Institute for years to support the industry’s workforce needs.

 The BioReady rating system rates communities in three tiers from Bronze to Silver to Gold. 

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