The Norcross Economic Development Department has recently formed a partnership with the life sciences trade association, Georgia Bio. (Courtesy GeorgiaBio)

Norcross partners with life sciences trade association

The Norcross Economic Development Department has recently formed a partnership with the life sciences trade association, Georgia Bio. The non-profit organization works to “advance the growth of Georgia’s life science industry and foster strategic partnerships” to create a healthier Georgia.

Since Norcross is actively pursuing the recruitment of new biomedical firms, this new partnership will allow the city to enlist any of Georgia Bio’s diverse membership. This could include insurance agencies, hospitals and clinics, technological, academic, legal, and financial institutions, and a wide range of commercial players such as real estate, logistics and shipping, utilities, and engineering.

According to Norcross Economic Development Coordinator, Tara Smith, there are over 88 biomedical and life science-related businesses in the Norcross area. These firms have some of the city’s highest paying positions with an average pay of $74,000. “If we are to grow this sector in the city, then it is important that we are able to tap into the expertise and resources of leading organizations like Georgia Bio,” she said.

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