Let’s talk about jobs. And the life sciences industry. And Illinois’ economy.

And let’s link those three, because the life sciences industry is going through a boom right now — Oak Brook-based commercial real estate company CBRE calls it the “life sciences revolution” — and Illinois is in the middle of it, especially in the North suburbs.

If you know a science-minded kid looking for a career, point him or her toward life sciences. They’ll thank you for it.

“It’s also one of the highest-paying industries across the board in the state,” said John Conrad, CEO and president of industry association group iBIO, which stands for Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization. “And that’s important. Growth in our industry fuels high-paying jobs in the communities. It fuels the tax related to all those jobs.”

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