Phoenix Focuses On Bioscience With Groundbreaking Of Biomedical Campus Downtown

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:17pm
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 2:09pm

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Wexford Science+Technology has broken ground on its Phoenix campus, the company’s first collaborative bioscience building in the West.

Back when the Great Recession started, Phoenix was a hub for service-sector jobs — jobs in hospitality, retail and construction. But those jobs weren’t particularly sustainable as the economic crisis grew.

So the city has gone in a new direction, pushing the growth of industries like bioscience and healthcare in the last decade.

Thursday, the city celebrated the groundbreaking of a new development on the University of Arizona's Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

The Show spoke with Phoenix Community and Economic Director Christine Mackay to talk more about it.

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