KBIC has grown to become one of the largest biomedical clusters in Japan, consisting of 344 corporations and organizations ranging from small and medium-sized businesses and venture companies to large pharmaceutical firms as of Dec. 2017.
Progress of KBIC
With the progress of the cluster, the number of employees has also increased to about 9,200 as of June 2017.
The positive economic impact that KBIC brought to Kobe City was 40.9 billion yen in 2005, which increased by 2.5 times to 104.1 billion yen in 2010 and 153.2 billion yen in 2015. The tax income of Kobe City was accordingly increased by the economic impact to 5.3 billion yen in 2015.