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Massachusetts life sciences initiative brings fewer jobs than expected

Patrick says effort curtailed by downturn

While the governor said in January 2008 that the biomedical initiative could generate 250,000 jobs over 10 years, the economic slowdown has made it unlikely the real gain will come close to that figure. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center estimates the total number of jobs created so far is 8,750 - half of them temporary construction jobs.

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