Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions
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Minnesota Council on Biotechnology
The Minnesota Council on Biotechnology was established by the State Legislature to devise a strategy for development and promotion of biotechnology/biomedical related industries in Minnesota.
The Council developed a "Four-year strategic plan" for the 1987 legislature. The Council was asked to conduct a detailed presentation of the Council's plan to the House Future and Technology Subcommittee on Biotechnology on February 23, 1987. As part of the presentation, William Rudelius, economic advisor to the council, outlined the major finding of the Council's 1986 study, "Economic Impact of Biotechnology: the Expansion of Employment Opportunities in Minnesota". Along with a description of the biotechnology industry in Minnesota, the report showed projected employment in biotechnology on the assumption that the Council's plan would be implemented.
The Council was repealed in 1987.
Governor’s Task Force on Biotechnology
15 members; 4-year terms
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