Explore The Biotech Campus
Alabama is home to more than 550 bioscience companies, and more than 10,000 Alabamians work in biosciences. There are over 1,100 people working on the HudsonAlpha Campus from both the HudsonAlpha Institute and the more than 45 associate companies that call the campus home.
Discover the Biotech Hub of the Southeast
Huntsville plays a pivotal role in fueling Alabama’s growing reputation as the “Biotech hub of the Southeast.” For decades, Huntsville has been home to pioneers in defense and aerospace, like Boeing and Northrop Grumman, and telecom companies like Adtran. Today, the Rocket City is emerging as a pacesetter for biotech as well. Since 2006, HudsonAlpha has generated more than $4.2 billion in economic impact for the state of Alabama, according to the latest impact analysis conducted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The HudsonAlpha campus houses the essence of bioscience under one umbrella by actively encouraging the collaboration, discovery, innovation, and curiosity that drive the bioscience field and industry forward. The intentionally designed architecture places grant-funded faculty researchers alongside for-profit companies to facilitate critical cross-collaboration of scientific and business knowledge. HudsonAlpha aims to bring bright minds together and home their endeavors along the double-helix sidewalk that bisects the campus: a marker to the life-saving human-health and agricultural genetic work that earmarks the Institute’s mission.
Cummings Research Park
The 152-acre HudsonAlpha Biotechnology campus is located in Cummings Research Park, the second-largest research park in the U.S., and the fourth largest research park in the world. Home to more than 300 companies and 30,000 employees, Cummings Research Park co-locates Fortune 500 companies with local and international business specializing in a wide range of high-tech industries. From Boeing and Northrop Grumman in aerospace and defense, to companies like Adtran in the engineering and information technology industry, Cummings Research Park is a place that transforms research into business success.
Launchpad for Innovation
Alabama’s competitive cost structure and the growing ranks of a skilled, biotech-literate labor pool are not only a dynamic combination, but also the foundation for success for industry leaders seeking to relocate, expand, or open new doors. Asset-rich, pro-business Alabama sits in what is becoming known as the cradle of the Biotech hub of the Southeast, making it a gateway state for domestic and international interests seeking new markets. Incentive packages, customized training, and support services are available at the state and local levels, as well as unique assistance for start-ups.
BIO Alabama Fosters Statewide Biotech Initiative
BIO Alabama, the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), works to attract new biotech firms to Alabama and to raise public awareness and funding for new life-saving scientific discoveries. Through collaboration with BIO Alabama, HudsonAlpha is able to promote favorable biotech legislation, deepening industry roots statewide. Visit www.bioalabama.com to learn more about how this statewide organization represents Alabama’s bio-related industries, research scientists, clinicians, and business professionals.