Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut has been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research for decades. The unique combination of its universities, hospitals and lab facilities has provided an environment where new discoveries in biotech and bioscience can thrive. Building upon its existing foundation, Connecticut is looking towards new horizons as it expands its efforts through new investments in the future of the bioscience industry.

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Learn about the economic impact of HR 3 and drug pricing proposals in Connecticut.

Listen To Our Podcast, Working For Health

#1 Paul Pescatello on CT Bioscience Industry September 23, 2019

#1 Paul Pescatello on CT Bioscience Industry

Welcome to our new and innovative podcast, “Working For Health”!

During this podcast we’ll be exploring the bioscience industry in Connecticut. Connecticut has long been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research and it’s continuing to grow. We’re going to be talking to researchers, scientists, bioscience companies, start-ups, patient advocates and maybe even some of our policymakers!

Working for Health - Trailer August 27, 2019

Working for Health - Trailer

Welcome to “Working for Health” a new podcast about the growing and exciting bioscience Industry in CT!  Connecticut has long been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research and it’s continuing to expand and grow.  Working for Health will talk to researchers, scientists, bio start-ups, patients…...and maybe even some our policymakers!  We’ll bring you unique conversations that you won’t hear anywhere else, thanks to our unique combination of bioscience companies, universities, hospitals and lab facilities right here in our backyard. Head to Apple podcasts - or wherever you get your podcasts - and subscribe right now to “Working for Health”.

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Supporting High Quality Jobs in Connecticut

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 8,963 jobs in Connecticut in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 26,470 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 35,433 jobs across the Connecticut economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Connecticut workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $805.5 million in personal taxes in 2017—$698.6 million in federal taxes and $107 million in state taxes.

Connecticut's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $9 billion in economic output for the state of Connecticut—including $4.2 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $4.7 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$477,065
$188,862
$4.2 Billion
$4.7 Billion
$9 Billion

vendor relationships

1,479

vendor spending

$712,836,340

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Media

2020 We Work For Health Champion - Danielle Fowler - Boehringer Ingelheim
2020 We Work For Health Champion - Danielle Fowler - Boehringer Ingelheim

Danielle started as an intern at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and worked her way up to a lab manager, where she now trains the next generation of scientists. Over the past two years, Danielle has helped spearhead R&D support for facility tours at the U.S. headquarters,...

Danielle started as an intern at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and worked her way up to a lab manager, where she now trains the next generation of scientists. Over the past two years, Danielle has helped spearhead R&D support for facility tours at the U.S. headquarters, showing federal and state policymakers first-hand the important work that happens in BI's labs. She is able to explain complex science and research processes in an easily digestible way while walking policymakers through high tech lab spaces, sharing scientific processes underway and providing various information requested.

2019 WWFH Employee Champion Award - Boehringer Ingelheim - Adam Price
2019 WWFH Employee Champion Award - Boehringer Ingelheim - Adam Price

Adam works with BI’s state lobbyists to educate state legislators on employment and data privacy issues, such as paid family and medical leave and harassment, as well as BI’s current policies and procedures. Through his work, legislators have the knowledge to make informed...

Adam works with BI’s state lobbyists to educate state legislators on employment and data privacy issues, such as paid family and medical leave and harassment, as well as BI’s current policies and procedures. Through his work, legislators have the knowledge to make informed decisions about employment-related legislation. In addition, Adam provided BI’s unique perspective on legislation that sought to restrict patient access to prescription and patient assistance programs. As a result, he is now a trusted resource for policymakers, who advance BI’s positions and employee perspectives on public policy issues.

We Work For Health Partner - Carlton Oneal - LightSpeedEdu
We Work For Health Partner - Carlton Oneal - LightSpeedEdu

Carlton Oneal is the COO and Managing Partner of LightSpeedEdu. Learn how his company is responsible for creating learning solutions that educate members of the biopharmaceutical industry.

Carlton Oneal is the COO and Managing Partner of LightSpeedEdu. Learn how his company is responsible for creating learning solutions that educate members of the biopharmaceutical industry.

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