Also Will Meet with Students Training for Careers in Life Sciences
On Monday, February 22, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will visit the University of Maryland BioPark where he will meet with Baltimore City Community College students who are preparing for careers in Maryland’s growing health and life science sectors. Since FY 2008, the University of Maryland BioPark has received more than $800,000 in funds requested by Senator Cardin to further develop Baltimore’s pipeline of well-trained workers for the hundreds of jobs being created in the BioPark and throughout the region. The BioPark will employ as many as 2,500 when it is completed.
Following his meeting with students, Senator Cardin will address small business leaders about the economy and the need to provide small businesses with the resources they need to succeed and create jobs, particularly in these difficult economic times. The Senate is expected to consider a jobs bill the week of Feb. 22, and Senator Cardin recently introduced legislation to spur job creation and strengthen our economy by providing credits and direct loans to small businesses. The Senator supports providing urgently needed capital to small businesses, establishing a refundable small business tax credit for job creation and providing a tax credit for health insurance expenses for companies with up to 25 employees.
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to address small business leaders about the economy and the need for job creation. He will also meet with Life Science Institute students who are learning new skills for jobs in the biotech industry
· WHEN: Monday, February 22 (NOTE: The Senator will meet with students at 9:30 a.m. He will address small business leaders at 10 a.m.)
· WHERE: University of Maryland BioPark,
801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore City