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Senator Nancy King named “Tech Advocate of the Year” by the Tech

2011-05-23

Bethesda, MD – Senator Nancy King (D-39) has been named the “Tech Advocate of the Year” by the Technology Council of Maryland at their awards banquet on May 10, 2011. This annual celebration drew more than 850 technology and business leaders from around the state, including Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The award was given to Senator Nancy King for her work to extend the Biotechnology Tax Credit which will allow many state companies to expand their operations. She was also recognized for her many efforts to promote and advance the growth of technology and biotechnology communities in Maryland.
 
“It is my honor to be the Technology Council’s “Advocate of the Year,” said Senator King. “The expansion of technology and biotechnology companies is essential in growing Maryland’s economy and creating new jobs. I am proud to represent a District that is host to biotechnology companies and I hope that we can continue to work together to bring more businesses and jobs to Northern Montgomery County.”
Senator King was also instrumental in preventing legislation that would be harmful to tech and biotech incentives and she worked to extend the Research and Development Tax Credit. Brian Levine, Senior Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Tech Council said, “Senator King is highly deserving of the 2011 Tech Council of Maryland Advocate of the Year Award.  Her support of the Tech Council of Maryland, our members and the tech and biotech industries is unparalleled in Annapolis.”

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Senator Nancy King was the lead sponsor of legislation during the 2011 session to extend the Biotechnology Tax Credit, and a strong proponent for the growth of the technology industry in Maryland. A former President of the Montgomery County Board of Education and former member of the House of Delegates, she serves on the powerful Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Senator King represents District 39, which includes all or part of the communities of Montgomery Village, Hadley Farms, Washington Grove, Flower Hill, Germantown, North Potomac, Darnestown, and Derwood.

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