29 Mar Biohealth’s chance to attract talent to Wisconsin, podcast with Lisa Johnson
Few, if any, sectors in Wisconsin have been more at the center of the COVID-19 fight than the biohealth industry.
Lisa Johnson, chief executive officer of BioForward Wisconsin, said the sector includes life sciences, medical devices, digital health and health systems. BioForward is a membership organization that represents more than 200 companies in the sector in Wisconsin.
On the latest BizTimes MKE Podcast, Johnson discussed some of the industry’s lessons learned from the COVID-19 fight, but also highlighted its opportunity to attract new talent to Wisconsin. She said the state is uniquely positioned because its biohealth sector is not overly concentrated in any one area.
“We have to continue to invest in education in this state. This is one thing that we’ve had a history of good education, our university systems are outstanding, we cannot let these go down. This is where we are getting an abundance of our talent,” Johnson said.