Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 28, 2013

TODAY/MONDAY 9AM: Cardin Talks with Maryland Small Businesses about the Govt Shutdown Impact and Ongoing Budget Negotiations

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


TODAY - 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.