Life Sciences

Increasingly, leading pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology firms are choosing Virginia. Here you'll find dynamic research universities, numerous federally funded facilities, renowned research institutes, such as SRI International and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as major manufacturers including Merck, Abbott, Teva, Novozymes Biologicals and Fareva. Our established and growing bioscience base gives you direct access to cutting-edge technology and some of the world's leading researchers. Competitive operating costs, a business-friendly environment and a highly skilled workforce are driving Virginia's growing bioscience sector and fostering discoveries every day.

Virginia's Life Sciences Industry

  • Virginia‚Äôs Life Sciences Industry employs more than 25,400 people at over 1,000 establishments
  • Composition of Life Sciences companies by segment and employment is:
    • Bioscience Related Distribution (25%)
    • Research, Testing and Medical Laboratories (46%)
    • Drug and Pharmaceuticals Production 15%)
    • Medical Devices and Equipment Production (13%)
  • Over the past 10 years, life sciences companies have announced over 8,869 new jobs and capital investments of $1.4 billion
  • Virginia also has a noteworthy presence of major bioscience-related distributors such as Fortune-ranked Owens & Minor and McKesson

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Contact Info Virginia

Contact Name:
Antje Abshoff, Managing Director of Europe

Address:
State of Virginia, European Office
Innere Wiener Str. 52
81667 Munich, Germany
Mobile: +49 172 423 7646
Email: aabshoff@vedp.org
www: www.vedp.org 

State Demographics Virginia

Region: Atlantic
Population: 8.47 m (2017) -> 8.41 m
Gross State Product: 494 billion (2016)
Exports: 16.52 b (2017)
Labor Force: 4.31 m (2017)
Unemployment Rate: 3.6 % (10/2017)
Per capita real GDP: $ 52,957 (2016)
Capital City: Richmond
Principal Cities: Arlington, Alexandria, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach

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