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BioForward's Next Generation Jobs Act - Senate Bill 508 (reintroduced February 23, 2012)

The proposed Next Generation Jobs bill creates an evergreen funding source for Wisconsin bioscience companies by capturing the growth in income tax revenues generated by our employees in this sector, and transferring that growth into a segregated account that is used specifically to fund businesses in this sector. Quite simply, growth in our sector funds this program.

The legislation creates the Next Generation Board, which is authorized to make grants, loans and direct investments in eligible bioscience companies. To be eligible, the bioscience companies applying for the investments must provide a one-to-one match on the funds applied for, must provide evidence that it has the potential to generate high levels of successful investment performance, and it also must provide evidence that it will increase employment in Wisconsin.

Below are links to specific information on the bill, as well as how to find contact information for your legislators.

Contact Your Legislator to Show Support

Please contact your legislator to voice support for the Next Generation Jobs Act. Hearing from constituents makes a difference. Tell them about your business, your employees and your desire to grow more jobs in Wisconsin. If possible, explain how this source of funding - the Next Generation Reserve Fund - could help, or could have helped, your business grow in Wisconsin. Click the following for contact information for your legislators: Who are my legislators?