The biosciences have been growing rapidly in Kansas, and more than 16,000 people now work in this industry in the state. Many industry leaders have chosen the state for their operations due to advantages in the fields of animal and human health. Kansas is a key part of the renowned “Animal Health Corridor,” which is home to one-third of the world’s animal health industry.

The construction of the new National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is further strengthening this sector, enhancing the research capabilities and bioscience workforce in the state.