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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11


Subject
Health Innovation Week - November 9-13, 2015

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Sharon Hillstrom, President & Chief Executive Officer
Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation



Action Requested

Adopt Proclamation designating November 9 - 13, 2015, as "Health Innovation Week" in Manatee County, Florida.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

N/A



Background Discussion
  • The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation along with the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation are collaborating to celebrate Health Innovation Week, November 9 - 13, 2015.
  • In the Manatee and Sarasota County region nearly 27,000 people are employed in the life sciences industry.
  • The region's higher education ecosystem, available workforce, and exciting research institutions and facilities are attractive location assets for the growth of businesses in life sciences.
  • This year the Sarasota/Bradenton chapter of BioFlorida is holding its annual Bio-Tech Expo showcasing life sciences and support companies the week of November 9-13, 2015.
  • Signature events for the week include but are not limited to; industry tours and Voalte's user conference.  A full schedule of events will be provided at the Commission meeting.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

None



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Health Innovation Week Proclamation.pdf