Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Greg Main, president and CEO of the Michigan
Economic Development Corporation, were at the BIO International Conference in
Chicago today where they met with venture-capital firms and life-science industry
leaders in an effort to bring more life-sciences jobs to Michigan.

“Michigan’s biotech industry is one of the fastest-growing in the nation thanks to
some of the world’s best research institutions, a highly-skilled workforce and
innovative economic development tools like the 21st Century Jobs Fund and the
SmartZones program,” Granholm said in a press release. “We want to further
strengthen our efforts by attracting more venture capital to foster increased
entrepreneurship that will create new jobs in our communities.”