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Secretary Johansson (center) and guests help to launch the Maryland Bio Center
Gov. O'Malley opens Maryland Biotech Center
On September 15 and 17, Governor Martin O’Malley, Secretary Christian Johansson and Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board members officially opened the Maryland Biotechnology Center’s Baltimore and Rockville offices. The Center serves as a “one stop” portal of Maryland’s vast array of programs, resources and information to expand the bioscience industry. More info.: Rockville | Baltimore.

Nearly 80 businesses sign up for Green Registry
The Maryland Green Registry is a new voluntary self-certification program designed to promote and recognize greening efforts by organizations in the State. Two weeks ago, Governor O'Malley toured the Coca-Cola plant, one of nearly 80 Registry members, to learn about Coca-Cola’s corporate responsibility and environmental efforts. READ MORE

State a cyber security hub
The New New Internet, a Web site for the cyber security community, recently named The University of Maryland among the Top 10 U.S. universities that are preparing future cyber security professionals. In related news, Computer Security Institute’s 36th annual fall conference is set for October 24-30 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. The State will soon be releasing a detailed report on its cyber industry. READ MORE

Tourism Office spotlights hiking, biking
Pleasant temperatures, colorful fall foliage and a wealth of trails and roadways that are well suited for hikers and bikers make October an ideal time to experience Maryland up close. From the mountains of Western Maryland – to the varied landscapes of the Capital, Central and Southern regions of the state – to the flat, open spaces on the Eastern Shore – Maryland has some of the best hiking and biking opportunities on the East Coast. LEARN MORE

Save the Date: 2009 Bio Conference
Attend the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference, November 4-6 at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. Join BIO Maryland and the more than 850 national and international industry leaders, government representatives, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs representing 30 states and 10 countries—in a unique forum promoting networking, business expansion, and technical-knowledge sharing. For more information and to register, click here. MORE EVENTS

Maryland well-represented at BRAC Symposium
In mid-September, the C4ISR Joint Symposium & Expo in Atlantic City helped market Maryland to 2,000 potential employees and contractors who may be making the move from Fort Monmouth to Maryland as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Baltimore will host the Symposium in 2010. Photo: Harford County Economic Development Director Jim Richardson visits with Agency staffers Julie Woepke and Margie Kelbel.

Press Room: Maryland's commitment to advancing stem cell research
Governor O'Malley, who recently received the National Leadership Award for the State’s progress and investment in stem cell research at the World Stem Cell Summit in Baltimore, talks about the State's commitment to research and the recent landmark stem cell agreement between Maryland and California. READ MORE