As biotech giants convene, Massachusetts stands out
Over the past two years, Greater Boston has received more funding for biotech research and start-up companies than any other region in the country. While other biotech hubs lost research and development jobs during the financial crisis, biotech jobs here rose from 46,380 in 2008 to 48,647 in 2010. This success didn’t come about by accident. For years, state and city leaders have worked hard to woo the industry, despite opposition from some lawmakers who felt the government’ shouldn’t play such an active role.