ATLANTA - The Metro Atlanta Chamber's (MAC) Bioscience Leadership Council was honored for their success in strengthening the bioscience and health IT industries, and increasing jobs in these areas in metro Atlanta.
The Georgia Bio Community Awards each year recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for significant contributions to Georgia's life sciences industry. The recipients were honored at Georgia Bio's annual awards dinner Jan. 26 at the Fox Theater.
"We are very excited that MAC's Bioscience Leadership Council has been recognized with a 2012 Georgia Bio Community Award," said Donna Hyland, president and CEO of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; and chair of MAC's Bioscience Leadership Council. "This award solidifies the innovative work that the many members of the council are doing to increase jobs in the bioscience and health IT industries, as well as growing jobs in our region."
MAC's Bioscience Leadership Council was chosen because they bring together thought leaders in capital expansion, clinical trials, marketing and workforce development, and made recommendations for addressing these issues to strengthen the existing bioscience and health IT industries with a focus on attracting new companies to Georgia. The council was successful in bringing together two of its members, Georgia Institute of Technology and Gwinnett Technical College -- which applied for and received a $1.6 million workforce development grant. For more information about MAC's Bioscience Leadership Council visit www.Bioscience.MetroAtlantaChamber.com.
For information about the awards and Georgia Bio visit http://www.GaBio.org/.
Metro Atlanta Chamber--Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber - from recruiting businesses to Atlanta from all over the world, to tackling policy issues - is about creating jobs and prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 4,000 member companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on recruiting headquarters and global business -- and companies in the supply chain and advanced manufacturing, bioscience, technology and business services sectors. In public policy, we tackle critical issues such as transportation, water and education. For members, we offer 150+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years.