Biotech hub looking to bring high-paying careers to Tacoma

Credit: Tacoma News Tribune, Debbie Cockrell

The future of Tacoma might exist in a building dubbed “The Wedge.”

The building, 2304 Jefferson Ave. near the University of Washington Tacoma, houses the Readiness Acceleration and Innovation Network (RAIN.)

The biotech nonprofit hub, which celebrated its grand opening Wednesday, exists to provide start-up companies “with significant support for ideation, research and development, prototyping, business development, and launch,” according to RAIN’s online biography.

Companies using the building might do such work as wearable tech research, environmental and food monitoring research, pathogen research or build on work that could lead to medical diagnostics.