Photo of the Bioscience Innovations Tour and Signing Rendering of the new hospital building Photo of Ana Rodriguez-Oquendo Rendering of outpatient building Photo of Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, Ph.D. Photo of Bioscience Innovations Tour and Signing Rendering of Laboratory Renovation Outpatient Pavilion construction, early morning

Bioscience Connecticut Legislation

The Bioscience Connecticut proposal received legislative approval in June 2011.

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Jobs Today, Economic Growth Tomorrow, Innovation for the Future

Bioscience Connecticut is an important component of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to jumpstart Connecticut’s economy by creating construction-related jobs immediately and generating long term, sustainable economic growth based on bioscience research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization.

"By becoming a leader in bioscience, Connecticut can again be at the forefront of an economic renaissance. By capitalizing on existing assets, and by attracting new ones, Connecticut can lead the new economy in a way that will make us an attractive place to do business, and a state that retains and attracts top-flight, national talent." – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, May 17, 2011

Bioscience Connecticut will:

  • Provide an average of 3,000 construction jobs annually from 2012–2018.
  • Generate $4.6 billion increase in personal income and generate 16,400 permanent jobs by 2037.

According to the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, May 2011.

The plan bolsters Gov. Malloy’s vision to reinvent the Connecticut economy by harnessing the impressive research resources across our state and, at the same time, helps to secure UConn Health’s future as a top tier academic medical center. Elements of the plan include:

Bioscience Innovation

  • By renovating existing UConn Health facilities to increase research capacity and productivity, increasing the number of basic and clinical/translational scientists, and expanding incubator facilities to foster new business start-ups.

Meeting the Needs of Connecticut’s Future

  • By increasing UConn’s medical and dental school enrollment by 30 percent and establishing a loan forgiveness program to attract more graduates to practice primary care medicine and dentistry in Connecticut.

Improving Access to State-of-the-Art Health Care in Connecticut

  • By constructing a new hospital tower and ambulatory care facility, renovating the John Dempsey Hospital and implementing several new community-based programs aimed at addressing pressing health care needs.

We hope you find this website helpful and informative. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us on the "Tell Us What You Think" page. We look forward to sharing new information as this important plan moves forward. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Bioscience Connecticut.