Municipalities at this level feature Silver Criteria – PLUS:

  • Local government has identified site(s) located within an Opportunity Zone or other tax advantage location
  • Local government has identified site(s) located within a HudZone
  • Local government has expedited permitting processes that reduces the risks and costs associated with construction delays
  • Local government in partnership with institutions of higher education, community colleges and other education entities has developed or will develop specialty workforce training programs focused on the needs of the bioscience industry
  • Local government has existing buildings in which biotech laboratory, manufacturing and/or research & development activities are taking place
  • Local government has developed transportation and logistics infrastructure (rail, air, interstate access, intermodal facilities etc.) to support industry growth
  • Local government has job placement/recruitment programs to assist companies in meeting staffing needs