Conroe Economic Development Council joins Governor’s Office to Support BioTexas
18 Jul 2017
The Conroe Economic Development Council (Conroe EDC) helped demonstrate Conroe’s and Texas’ commitment to recruit and develop research and innovation industries by showing off a statewide BioTexas initiative during the 2017 Bio International Convention in San Diego, June 19-22, 2017.
As an attendee supporting the statewide BioTexas initiative, Conroe EDC promoted Deison Technology Park, an emerging 248-acre technology park setting with all the amenities needed for today’s successful technology businesses. Additionally, Conroe cited Conroe Park North, a 1,045-acre industrial park as an established setting for manufacturing and technology companies to grow their business.
“We were pleased to join The Office of the Governor, The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) and Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) to show off Conroe and Texas as great locations to develop innovative work spaces where employees can create and apply emerging technologies,” said Fred Welch, executive director of Conroe EDC.
THBI hosted the statewide BioTexas initiative in collaboration with The Office of the Governor and TxEDC, as well as more than 20 communities from across Texas participating with Conroe EDC.
The BIO International Convention consisted of one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships, offering Texas companies the chance to expand into the global market. Representatives in attendance benefited by gaining visibility in front of influential decision makers and engaging with valuable partners. The event also featured hundreds of sessions covering biotechnology trends, policy issues, innovations and specialized product focus zones.
The organizers of the Texas delegation – The Office of the Governor, THBI, and TxEDC – attended alongside Texas Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos, The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas’ Chief Product Development Research Officer, Michael Lang, and economic development officials from communities across Texas.