The Washington Economics Group

LA Times Quotes Tony Villamil on Scripps and Florida’s Biotech Industry

WEG Principal, Dr. Tony Villamil is quoted in the Los Angeles Times regarding the Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the growth of a biotech cluster. Tony Villamil remains positive that the investment in Scripps has begun to pay off through its promotion of research and life science education in the state. “It’s going to take time,” said Dr. Villamil. “That’s the bottom line. The seeds have been planted and there has been a lot of good too.” Dr. Villamil said an environmental dispute that delayed the construction of Scripps’ permanent home by several years, and the recession that killed Florida’s housing market, have also set back the project. Read more here

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