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Biotechnology Council

Also known as:
Minnesota Council on Biotechnology
Active dates:1986-1987

The Minnesota Council on Biotechnology was established by the State Legislature to devise a strategy for development and promotion of biotechnology/biomedical related industries in Minnesota.


The Council developed a "Four-year strategic plan" for the 1987 legislature. The Council was asked to conduct a detailed presentation of the Council's plan to the House Future and Technology Subcommittee on Biotechnology on February 23, 1987. As part of the presentation, William Rudelius, economic advisor to the council, outlined the major finding of the Council's 1986 study, "Economic Impact of Biotechnology: the Expansion of Employment Opportunities in Minnesota". Along with a description of the biotechnology industry in Minnesota, the report showed projected employment in biotechnology on the assumption that the Council's plan would be implemented.

The Council was repealed in 1987.

Related to:
Governor’s Task Force on Biotechnology

15 members; 4-year terms

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1986, 1985.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 08/28/2018

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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