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Landmark research details impact of Utah’s nationally recognized life sciences industry

August 28, 2018 (Salt Lake City) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a landmark study of the economic impact of Utah’s life sciences industry, which totaled 130,439 jobs, $7.6 billion in personal income, and $13.0 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the state in 2017. The research defines what companies are part of the industry and support scientific advancement, mostly related to health care, such as medical devices, drugs, lab testing, and diagnostics.

“The Gardner Policy Institute is pleased to share our findings about Utah’s nationally recognized life sciences industry,” said Levi Pace, senior research economist at the Gardner Policy Institute and lead author of the study. “Years of strong growth have made life sciences a vital strategic sector as we anticipate tomorrow’s economic opportunities.”

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