The Region’s bioscience industries have a number of prominent, large employers that are key components of the cluster. While these large firms provide an important foundation for the bioscience cluster, it is also critical to consider that most firms have fewer than 100 employees, with many establishments having under 10 employees. These smaller firms are often neglected by economic development policies and incentives that target larger establishments for business recruitment and workforce development activities. In contrast, the needs of smaller firms may vary and often require greater support in the form of access to capital and technical assistance.