By Raquel Guillory
Last week, Governor O’Malley and members of Team Maryland showcased Maryland’s robust life sciences industry at the 2011 Biotechnology International Conference where the Governor released a report highlighting the sector’s growing strength. In May, Governor O’Malley unveiled a bold new initiative to increase the business development and commercialization opportunities of the state’s space industry and earlier that month he visited the new Cyber Security incubator at UMBC. All of these efforts show that Maryland is well positioned to create the new jobs of the new economy right here now. But don’t take our word for it. Here are just a few third party accounts.
- The Washington Post: “Maryland is a biotechnology anchor, and it’s not to be missed”
- Baltimore Business Journal, “The cyber security field is taking on growing importance across the world and here in Maryland…And in Greater Baltimore, it stands to be a significant job generator..”
- John R. Dwyer Jr., chairman of Telcare in Bethesda via The Gazette, “Our bio tax credit is the envy of every other state,”
- Jonathan Cohen, president and CEO of 20/20 GeneSystems in Rockville via The Gazette, said the tax credit “defies the laws of economic gravity,” allowing companies to grow amid a recession.
- The Washington Post, “Well-known contractors have flocked to Fort Meade — home to the new U.S. Cyber Command as well as the National Security Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency — and defense firms have been buying smaller cyber-focused entities to bolster their resumes.”
- The Baltimore Sun, “Gov. Martin O’Malley came down from Annapolis and presented a state-of-the-industry report on Maryland’s biotech sector (in a nutshell, the industry is stable, despite the recession, and employing people with good pay.)”