Tag Archives: bioscience

Cluster Science

14 Sep

In terms of economic development, Los Angeles has a lot of elements working in its favor. So why isn’t L.A. doing as well as its counterparts when it comes to building new, viable industry clusters? The area’s emerging biomedical, technology, and clean technology sectors may provide some teachable moments for a region that’s still sorting out how to attract and retain business. Continue reading

Case Study #1: Biomedical Sector

14 Sep

Los Angeles’ biomedical sector ranks fourth nationally, behind Boston, New York, and the Bay Area. It would seem that the region could do better, given its assets. Continue reading

How California’s Clean Tech Ecosystem is Coming Together

19 Mar

Image from the Danish Wind Industry Association: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45030669@N02/4136599974/

California is the nation’s undisputed leader in clean-tech investment and innovation. The state attracts about $2.8 billion in clean-tech venture capital, amounting to 57 percent of the $4.9 billion invested nationally. All of this is encouraging news for a nascent sector trying to establish itself in a weak economy. Continue reading