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Statement from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III


Statement from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

$3.7 Million NSF Grant to Establish Science and Innovation Entrepreneur Program at the University of Maryland, College Park

Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III released the following statement today following the announcement of a $3.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish a Science and Innovation Entrepreneur Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.   

“I offer my sincerest congratulations to the University of Maryland, College Park for the $3.7 million National Science Foundation grant to establish a Science and Innovation Entrepreneur Program.  As the proud home of Maryland’s flagship University, Prince George’s County’s economy continues to benefit tremendously from the research, innovation and creativity coming out of the College Park campus.  

Combined with the federal resources of NASA Goddard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Prince George’s County is a leading global center for climatology, space industries, and health and agricultural related sciences. 

By supporting technological entrepreneurship, this grant supports our strategic vision  to spur the growth of these industries in our County’s economy and build on the unique advantage we have in science and research as the location of the University of Maryland.   With an expanding network of business incubators to support technology commercialization, and powerful new economic incentives and programs in place to support business creation and entrepreneurship, Prince George’s County is poised to see our business sector prosper from the NSF grant.

I want to thank Senator Mikulski, Senator Cardin, Representative Hoyer and Representative Edwards for their unwavering advocacy for the University, State, and County.  This announcement is indeed a big win for the Prince George’s County economy.”  

For Information Contact:

Scott L. Peterson

Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary

(240) 619-9400