By Ryan McCarthy
A $199,960 federal grant for the biotechnology program at Solano College brought local and regional dignitaries for a celebration Wednesday with words about the key role biotechnology plays in the Bay Area economy and the 15,000 new jobs the industry is expected to add in the region over the next two years.
“This is the Bay Area speciality,” said college biotechnology professor Jim DeKloe.
California will never have less expensive land or labor than other states, DeKloe said.
“Our advantage is a trained workforce,” the professor said.