JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (MY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY)
I continue to meet with public and private sector leaders and bioscience experts from Yale, UConn and Wesleyan in a pro-active push to help Connecticut achieve its goal of hosting a Bioscience Center that is second to none. Governor Malloy just announced a major triumph. The Jackson Laboratory – a force in the fast growing field of personalized medicine—will build a $1.1 billion facility here that creates 800 construction jobs, 600 research-related jobs and 6200 spinoff job opportunities. Bioscience will help build our future while saving lives.
I also supported new laws that: