|According to the City of Scottsdale, the Cure Corridor is not only a location but a concept designed to promote the innovative activities occurring around the concentration of the bio-life sciences sector from Shea Boulevard to the Scottsdale Airpark. The bio-life sciences sector is a major driver of the innovation economy in the State of Arizona, Greater Phoenix region and City of Scottsdale. According to the Flinn Foundation, the biosciences in Arizona "develop treatments for health afflictions, design diagnostics to gauge and prevent illness, strengthen our food supply, develop alternative fuel sources, and much more."
From education and research, to clinical trials and patient care delivery, Scottsdale is home to an amazing array of business assets in the bio-life sciences sector, particularly on and around the Cure Corridor.
•Current projects under development or construction:
◦Mayo Medical School, in partnership with ASU, is building an Arizona campus at Mayo Clinic on East Shea, along the Cure Corridor
◦Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers will build a two-story, 24,000 square foot medical office building near Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center
◦North Scottsdale Surgery Center is expanding into a 33,000 square foot facility near Raintree and 101
•13% of Phoenix - Metro Area Bio-Life Sciences Employment is in Scottsdale
•The average wage in Scottsdale in the Bio-Life Sciences sector is $60,143
•14% of Scottsdale's workforce is employed in health care and social assistance positions
•In 2013, there were 21,604 jobs in the bio-life sciences sector in Scottsdale in 437 establishments
•Scottsdale is home to 13.8% of the Phoenix MSA bio-life sciences sector jobs