Blue Ash Life Sciences Collaborative kicks off talent search with forum

There’s a new talent scout in town: Blue Ash Life Sciences Collaborative (BALSC).

BALSC held its first public forum in Blue Ash, on November 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn. 


The event, titled “Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Life Talent,” explored ways to attract and keep talented professionals in the life sciences field.

Blue Ash is second only to downtown as a regional office market, and a base for some big players in the life sciences, including Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., and Procter and Gamble – employing 1,900 and 1,600 life sciences associates respectively.

With its affordable real estate market, network of over 220 businesses focused on pharmaceutical, medical and agricultural research, development and production; and its well linked transportation links, Blue Ash is a particularly well suited place for life sciences firms to set up shop.

At the forum, Mary Benedict, regional workforce director of the Ohio Department of Development, gave a keynote presentation. 

Alongside Benedict’s presentation, leaders in business, education and government tackled the topic in a panel discussion.

The life sciences are a burgeoning field, showing remarkable growth at the executive level even in the face of the current economic downturn. 

This is good news for Blue Ash.

Writer: Jonathan DeHart
Source: City of Blue Ash

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