Bloomington, Indiana was at one point in time as talked about as Indianapolis, West Lafayette and Warsaw in the life sciences world. Now Bloomington is supposedly struggling to keep its edge, according to the The Herald-Times. Among the points made in the article are the fact that Bloomington has too few workers with too few qualifications.
â€œWe have been talking â€˜high-techâ€™ in this community for 30 years,â€ Cook is quoted as saying. â€œNot much has come of it. There is a lot of talk. I am not sure there are a whole lot of ideas.â€
According to the IBJ, life sciences accounts for 6.8 percent of local jobs in the Bloomington area, but innovations coming out of Bloomington are few and far between.
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