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**Media Advisory - News event - 12-3-2021 (Photo) - 12/02/21

WHAT: Jobs and innovation in the Willamette Valley - Meet the Makers and Shakers: News event to unveil new partnership expanding the bioscience and tech sectors and grow skilled and well-paying innovation jobs in Eugene, Lane County and Willamette Valley.  Attend for interviews/brief tours. News release, data points and backgrounder available at event.


WHEN: Friday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m PST; comments begin at 10:15 a.m.; tours and visuals at 10:30.


WHERE:  Innovation Hub at 942 Olive Street, in downtown Eugene 



*Matt Sayre, managing director, Onward Eugene

* Liisa Bozinovic, executive director, Oregon Bioscience Association 

+ Local entrepreneurs and biotech execs from Ksana Health

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About Oregon Bio

The Oregon Bioscience Association seeks to create opportunity through advocacy, cultivation, education and group purchasing discounts for its members and the sector. Oregon Bio promotes the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in the region and continually seeks ways to support sustainability, acceleration and growth in the life science, bioscience, biotechnology and device manufacturing industries.


The region’s most current bioscience economic impact study showed Oregon’s growing bio footprint reached $10.7 billion, creating 47,238 jobs for $1.5 billion in wages across 820 business establishments. Between 2002-2017, total bioscience employment in Oregon jumped 72 percent among the five industry subsectors. Health-related R&D at Oregon hospitals and universities generated $669 million in economic activity in 2017. In 2015, federal research funding to Oregon institutions totaled more than $363 million. Venture capital investments in Oregon’s bioscience-related companies have increased in recent years and between 2014 to 2017, totaled $76.5 million. Visit Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


About Onward Eugene

Onward Eugene unites regional partners — mobilizing rebuilding efforts to fully realize our region's shared potential for expansive and inclusive prosperity. Bringing together support for startup companies, business expansion, regional marketing and business recruiting initiatives. Onward Eugene is a force multiplier in the creation of economic resilience. A 501(c)3 nonprofit. For more information about Onward Eugene, please visit Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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