Economic Impact of North Alabama Life Sciences Related Industries

Project Highlights

Estimate the economic impact of enterprises engaged in the life sciences industries located in North Alabama



HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology



Estimate economic impacts in terms of dollars, jobs, and investments from the Life Sciences industry in north Alabama on the state’s economy over the past couple of years.  Battle define Biosciences as: Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals; Bioscience-related distribution; Drugs & Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices & Equipment; Research, Testing & Medical Laboratories.



Data will be gathered from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and its affiliated companies.

Data from other life science-related companies will be collected.

No company specific data will be released.



The project will be conducted and targeted for completion in the summer of 2017. 



The findings will be summarized in a report for the sponsor who will determine how it will be used.  All report inquiries should be directed to the project sponsor.    


Project Team

UAH CMER                 

Jeff Thompson, Project Director

Karen Yarbrough, Project Researcher

Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Carter Wells, Vice President for Economic Development

Amy Mata, HudsonAlpha Economic Development Department

Amy Sturdivant, HudsonAlpha Economic Development Department


Helpful Links

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014 – Alabama Report



Jeff Thompson, Project Director –



The scope, timeline, and activities may change at any time without notice.  The information provided on this page will be updated when appropriate but may not represent its current status.