05 Nov Before Scripps Florida arrival, state was a ‘nothingburger’ in biotech game
It’s not exactly a family reunion.But it was clearly nostalgic and celebratory when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushreturned this month to Scripps Florida in Jupiter — the groundbreaking biotech firm that Bush, as governor, wooed to expand into Florida six years ago. The price tag of roughly half a billion dollars of federal, state, county and local funds seemed stratospheric at the time but could be some of the better economic development funds Florida has spent in this decade.
In this photo, Bush (gray suit and glasses) sat and chatted with (from left) Mark Crowell, Elizabeth Fago and Rich DeVos. Crowell is Scripps Research Institute’s vice president for business development.