A comprehensive bioscience industry study for the Greater Birmingham Region will be conducted by Deloitte Consulting.
The three-month project, funded by a federal grant received by the Birmingham Business Alliance, will kick off next week.
“We are thrilled to have Deloitte Consulting leading this important project,” said Jacqueline Chandler, BBA’s bioscience program manager. “Their expertise will help us better understand the metro area’s competitive advantages in the sector, identify areas for improvement and create a roadmap for our community’s continued growth and success.”
The study will bring together stakeholders, including businesses, government organizations and educational institutions, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the bioscience industry.
Topics will include lab space, a skilled workforce and access to capital.
BBA will partner with Jefferson County and 58 Inc., Shelby County’s economic development organization, on the project. Other partners include Alabama Power, Bio Alabama, City of Hoover, Southern Research and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.