San Diego County is the nation’s second-leading center for genomics research and products, according to a study released Monday by the San Diego Economic Development Corp.
The genomics industry contributes $5.6 billion annually to the county’s economy, directly creating more than 10,000 jobs, the report said.
The complete study will be available at www.sandiegobusiness.org/research-center. Its release coincides with the opening of the 2017 convention by BIO, the nation’s biotechnology trade association, at the San Diego Convention Center.
Boston narrowly edged out San Diego and third-place San Francisco Bay Area for the top spot, according to EDC research director Kirby Brady. Boston prevailed because of the presence of large pharmaceutical companies and top research organizations such as the Broad Institute, she said.