Four years after Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1 billion initiative designed to boost the Massachusetts life sciences industry, the program has brought new companies and jobs to the state - but not as many jobs as originally anticipated. While the governor in January 2008 said the biomedical initiative could generate 250,000 jobs over 10 years, the economic slowdown has made it unlikely the real job gain will come close to that figure, with only an estimated 8,750 jobs created so far.
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