The State of Iowa has recently announced the Iowa Bioscience Development Program as its centerpiece for future economic development efforts. News release from Governor’s office: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/newsDetail/6581 This program revolves around the following four pillars of excellence https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/userdocs/news/IABIO_Report_122017.pdf: 1. Bio-based Chemicals, 2. Vaccines & Immuno-therapeutics, 3. Medical Devices, and 4. Precision & Digital Agriculture. Activities with the CBB align nicely with many of the implementation strategies listed under the Bio-based Chemicals and Vaccines & Immuno-therapeutics pillars, including basic research, bioprocess scale-up, commercial biomanufacturing, phase 1 cGMP biomanufacturing and workforce develop in biotechnolgy.