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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 25, 2013

***MONDAY, OCT 28 CARDIN HOLDS A ROUNDTABLE WITH MARYLAND SMALL BUSINESSES AT UMD BIOPARK***



For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524 or 202-320-0819 (cell)

October 25, 2013

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

 

CARDIN HOLDS A ROUNDTABLE WITH MARYLAND SMALL BUSINESSES AT UMD

BIOPARK

 

Budget Negotiations Should Lead to Long-Term Predictability for American Small Businesses and

Economic Growth

 

Monday, October 28 at 9:00AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, will visit the BioPark at the University of Maryland in Baltimore to discuss how the recent government shutdown has impacted local businesses. He will hear about what Maryland small businesses think would be helpful to see in the current budget negotiations and tax reform discussions in Washington.

 

“Innovation and forward thinking requires predictability in the tax code and reliable infrastructure. As we dig deeper into the long-term budget negotiations, we need to ensure that the federal government is a partner, not an obstacle, helping to assist small businesses and other companies as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their field,” Senator Cardin said.

 

WHAT:         Senator Cardin BioPark Roundtable with Small Businesses

 

WHEN:          Monday, October 28 – 9:00AM

 

WHERE:        BioPark at the University of Maryland

801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

 

The University of Maryland's 12-acre biomedical research park, the University of Maryland BioPark, is driving the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics and devices, bringing much-needed laboratory and office space to the area and encouraging collaboration among biotechnology companies and the university. Two multi-tenant lab and office buildings totaling 356,000 square feet and housing 30 tenants have been completed. A third commercial building is expected to begin construction.