WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, June 29, 2011) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today presented Maryland Sen. Nancy J. King (Democrat, District 39) with its 2011 Legislator of the Year Award. Senator King received the award in the Maryland pavilion at the 2011 BIO International Convention taking place this week in Washington, DC.
“Senator King clearly understands the unique challenges facing Maryland’s bioscience community. Her sponsorship of tax credit legislation for research and development companies, and leadership on the Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission have been invaluable in establishing her state as a global leader in fostering biotech success,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “Most recently, she led the charge in defeating onerous legislation that would have greatly harmed the Research and Development Tax Credit, the Biotech Tax Credit and other incentive programs that are important to Maryland’s biotech community.”
The BIO award was established to honor public servants such as Senator King for their leadership and commitment to advancing biotechnology, promoting the public’s health and well-being and adding valuable jobs to the general economy.
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