Marketing Delegation Visits Boston, MA to Share Greater Gainesville’s Potential for Life Sciences Growth and Return on InvestmentJuly 6th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
Greater Gainesville’s vibrant Life Sciences industry is among our region’s strongest assets and is vital to our efforts to make this region the global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity. During a June 28-30 marketing delegation trip to Boston, MA, nine representatives from the Gainesville Area Chamber, County of Alachua, University of Florida and the region’s business community shared the ways our region is transforming and growing as a prime location for business attraction, expansion and investment for Life Sciences companies, venture capital firms and more.
The delegates—including Dr. David Day (UF), Edgar Campa-Palafox (Alachua County), Perry McGriff (Community Leader), Commissioner Robert Hutchinson (Alachua County), Rory Casseaux (CHW), Rose Fagler (Plum Creek), Todd Powell (Plum Creek), Susan Davenport (Gainesville Area Chamber) and Staci Bertrand (Gainesville Area Chamber)—collectively made a total of 21 visits. Among those visited were four company headquarters and five prospects (three of which were recycling-focused). Delegates also participated in four visits to identify best practices, and visited one foundation and seven venture capital firms to illustrate Greater Gainesville’s strong potential for return on investment.
The Chamber will provide updates on future resulting outcomes.