Bayer Gets Green Light for Berkeley Campus Plans
Plans by biopharmaceutical leader and Bay Area Council member Bayer to transform its Berkeley product development and manufacturing campus over the next 30 years won final and unanimous approval this week (Dec. 14) from the Berkeley City Council. The decision helps fuel a broader boom in the region’s life sciences industry. The Bay Area Council was proud to lead a local advocacy campaign in support of Bayer’s campus plans. A study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute found that Bayer’s plans would generate $600 million in economic activity and support more than 3,800 jobs annually across the region. Bayer will also provide $33 million in community benefits supporting local STEM education, affordable housing and childcare, among other things. Congratulations, Bayer and the city of Berkeley.