State Policy Priorities

STATE POLICY PRIORITIES 2019

The CBSA team leads advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry and our members who have dedicated their careers to improving the health and lives of patients in Colorado and across the world. At CBSA we work every day to create an innovation-friendly business environment ensuring that as an industry we deliver value to patients and our state’s economy while creating the next generation of treatments and cures.

PROMOTE ACCESS TO CAPITAL
 

PROTECT PATIENT ACCESS AND HELP PATIENTS UNDERSTAND HEALTH CARE COSTS 

CBSA advocates for successful access to capital programs and works to foster their growth, including the Advanced Industry Grant Program and the Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit.

CBSA pushes for additional state bioscience funding programs and looks for opportunities to bring in new investments and assess funding models that could attract private and public support.
 

CBSA works to advanced proposals that enhance competition, create opportunities for negotiation, and lower out-of-pocket costs for patients.

CBSA is committed to helping patients understand their health care costs and bringing transparency to the health care conversation.

 
     
PROMOTE BIOSCIENCE AND INNOVATION
 
  ADVOCATE FOR A HEALTHY TAX AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCOURAGES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
CBSA advocates for a public policy environments that supports innovation, provides incentives, and offers predictability on the path from research to market.

CBSA works to ensure that any legislature or administrative proposals put forward will not impede research, place undue burden on the industry, or have unintended consequences for our members.
 
  CBSA advocates for a tax and regulatory environment that encourages business development and growth in the bioscience industry.
     
BUILD AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE
 
  ADVOCATE FOR OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE COLORADO STATE BUDGET
 
CBSA supports workforce initiatives to create a talent pipeline of employees for our growing industry.

CBSA champions efforts to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and encourages the development of educational pathways, internship programs, and workforce development initiatives.
 
  As the Colorado Legislature determines where cuts need to be made, CBSA works to ensure key priorities and past legislature efforts remain intact.

CBSA works to prevent measures which could hamper innovation or create an unfriendly business environment and advocates for opportunities that will enhance the growth and prosperity of the bioscience industry in Colorado.
 

 

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