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January 21, 2010
 
 
 
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KEEPING THE
BIOTECH TAX CREDIT

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A few hours after announcing more than $1 billion in state budget cuts, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said he proposed to keep the state’s $6 million biotech tax credit in place.
 
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Speaking at last night’s Tech Council of Maryland executive leadership dinner at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, the Gov also said the state will make another $12 million investment in stem cell research (on top of $53 million already). “I have three priorities right now – jobs, jobs and jobs, especially the high-tech jobs that Maryland has become known for.”

 
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TCM CEO Renee Winsky flanked by TCM’s Rick Harris and Maryland State Delegate Brian Feldman. How’s this for political might: TCM invited the entire Maryland legislature to the event—and many turned out. Some TCM policy priorities for the upcoming year:

  • Double the Biotech Tax Credit

  • Invest pension funds in Maryland’s most innovative companies
  • Oppose harmful corporate tax reform and create long-term funding solutions for higher education and transportation.
 
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Maryland State Delegates Sue Hecht and Carolyn Krysiak, Clean Currents’ Ron Rodriguez and Maryland State Senator Jennie Forehand. Ron tells us his company, which brokers better energy deals for other companies, is doing work with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Jewish Foundation.

 
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University of Maryland’s Brian Darmody, retired IBM Public Sector head John Nyland, and Grant Thornton managing partner Richard LaFleur, who’s drive to Annapolis must’ve tired him out, causing his eyes to close. John tells us he busy serving on the board of Notable Solutions and soon will be joining the board at Oculis Labs.


CHANGE AT TECHAMERICA
 

TechAmerica CEO Chris Hansen is shifting positions and will become president of the TechAmerica Foundation and CEO emeritus of TechAmerica while President Phil Bond will take over as CEO. The association represents more than 1,500 technology companies nationwide and is the result of mergers between AeA, ITAA, GEIA and CSIA. (We assume you know what all those letters mean.)


UPCOMING EVENTS
 

January 21 - Women in Technology - DC CIO's discuss 2010 challenges and new technology - 6-8:30pm - Tysons Ritz - Info

January 22 - Bisnow Breakfast & Schmooze, Where do Women Stand? (Part II) - 7:45-10:00am - Sequoia Restaurant. Info

January 26 - Federal Media and Marketing Study Briefing Research Study Results - to inform federal marketing - 8AM, Tower Club, Info

February 24 - 25 - Southeast Venture Conference - Showcasing the southeast region's most promising emerging tech firms and providing unmatched exposure to top venture capitalists and private equity investors. 60+ high growth companies and 100+ venture funds - Tysons Ritz -  Info

 
 
 
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