The following is an excerpt from an article in Appen Media published on November 15, 2023:
Johns Creek became the first municipality in Georgia to be designated as a gold-level BioReady Community, a distinction based on the city’s readiness to host biotechnology facilities.
The honor was presented to Johns Creek at the 2023 Georgia Life Sciences Summit organized by Georgia Bio, a nonprofit, membership-based organization that promotes the interests and growth of the life sciences industry in Georgia.
Georgia Bio launched the BioReady Community program in Georgia with the support from the nonprofit’s partners at MassBio, a global life sciences and healthcare organization dedicated to advancing Massachusetts’ position in the life sciences.
With a goal of helping local communities connect with leading life sciences industry representatives, Georgia Bio replicated the MassBio rating system program to determine a municipality’s readiness to host biotechnology facilities based on the community’s zoning practices and infrastructure capacity.