Gov. Tom Corbett is in Chicago today to receive the 2013 Governor of the Year award from the Biotechnology Industry Organization, a global non-profit biotechnology trade association.
Corbett is being recognized for “creating an environment favorable to business and R&D. He’s positioning Pennsylvania as a valued leader within the industry,” Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based BIO and former Pennsylvania congressman, said in a news release.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received the award last year and former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge received it in 1998.
Corbett said the award recognizes his administration’s efforts to strengthen and further build the life sciences industry.
Greenwood credited Corbett with developing and programs and standards to help Pennsylvania “stand tall among our nation’s greatest biotech hub.”