Friday, August 14, 2009

BioWorkin It

A new green economic development strategy for Memphis and the surrounding agricultural regions is going to be launched on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Memphis Bioworks Foundation at BRIDGES.

This study, called the “*Regional Strategy for Biobased Products in the Mississippi Delta*,” finds that there can be over 25,000 jobs created in the Mid-South region by greening the supply chain from the field to the factory. The regional strategy shows the possibilities of making biobased products from crops grown in the region, increasing employment and supporting small businesses and large industries and bringing more than $8 billion to the economy by leveraging our regional assets of land, infrastructure and logistics.

The keynote speaker is Aimee Christensen, an internationally-recognized leader who has worked for more than two decades on the environment, human rights and development for institutions like Google and the World Bank.

Please join BioWorks at 5:00 PM on August 25th at BRIDGES. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Regina Whitley at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation (901.866.1452 or

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