In 2010 BioForward commissioned the first ever study of the economic impact of the biosciences on Wisconsin's economy. Key findings include:
Between 2004 and 2009 bioscience employment grew by nearly 3% in contrast to the rest of the economy that shrunk by over 3%
The average bioscience worker has earnings that are 64% higher than the earnings of a typical Wisconsin worker
More than 640 bioscience businesses have created nearly 24,000 private sector jobs with a total economic impact of close to $7 billion
The independent analysis was conducted by a team from the UW-Milwaukee Center for Workforce Development, and led by Professor Sammis B. White. The resulting report, "The Contribution of the Bioscience Industry to the Wisconsin Economy," is available here.