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Phoenix Focuses On Bioscience With Groundbreaking Of Biomedical Campus Downtown

Back when the Great Recession started, Phoenix was a hub for service-sector jobs — jobs in hospitality, retail and construction. But those jobs weren’t particularly sustainable as the economic crisis grew.

So the city has gone in a new direction, pushing the growth of industries like bioscience and healthcare in the last decade.

Thursday, the city celebrated the groundbreaking of a new development on the University of Arizona's Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

The Show spoke with Phoenix Community and Economic Director Christine Mackay to talk more about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.