(20 ILCS 230/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The General Assembly declares that:
    (a) A need exists to promote the economic development of the State by supporting, attracting, and retaining biotechnology jobs and businesses in Illinois;
    (b) A need exists to increase industry competitiveness by supporting the application of innovative technologies that improve productivity and efficiency;
    (c) A need exists to mobilize support for biotechnology industries to commercialize new products and processes; and
    (d) A need exists to facilitate and coordinate the marketing, organization, use, and development of biotechnology scientific research in this State.
(Source: P.A. 88-584, eff. 8-12-94.)