ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 7, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley tomorrow will continue his “Jobs Across Maryland” tour and will visit the National Cancer Institute at Riverside Research Park, a 330,000 square foot advanced technology research facility being constructed in Frederick County. The research park is supporting up to 500 workers during construction, and will add approximately 200 additional jobs when complete.
Frederick is home to more than 75 bioscience companies, making Frederick the second largest cluster of bioscience companies in the state. Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute-Frederick are the major drivers behind this biotech hub. There is more than $1.3 billion in new construction underway on Fort Detrick alone. The NCI-Frederick facility at Riverside Research Park will serve as anchor tenant for the first life sciences park in Frederick and will become an economic engine that continues to drive the growth of Frederick, and the State and the region’s bioscience industry.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to Visit to Construction of National Cancer Institute at Riverside Research Park
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riverside Research Park, 8501 Progress Drive, Frederick, MD
**NOTE: Construction Site is approximately 50 yards beyond this address