Richard Griffin, Dept. Economic Development for Frederick, Maryland, “A Great American Business Destination” at BioMaryland Booth at BIO International 2012
Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland, offering a balanced and thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable. SNNLive spoke with Richard Griffin, Director at the Department of Economic Development for the City of Frederick, Maryland at the BioMaryland Booth at BIO International Convention 2012 in Boston, MA.
In this interview, Mr. Griffin discusses why Frederick, Maryland is a great location to for entrepreneurs to work and develop their ideas, especially for Biotech start ups. ”We are one of the largest clusters of biotech companies in the state of Maryland”, Mr. Griffin explains. ”We think our workforce is probably the thing that is our best asset that we have available to us. We have incredibly talented and well-educated work force that helps fill these positions in all these different organizations. So when we talk about the cluster, its about the workforce, its about the support for those companies, and its about the transportation assets; getting materials and products in and out of the community”, Mr. Griffin goes on to say.
“The quality of life, and the opportunity in the state of Maryland for business is as good, if not better, than any other place in the country, and in terms of feeding the biotech community, they’ve really done it right. Education, quality of life, housing, transportation, its all there. We have great baseball too”, Mr. Griffin concludes. To find out more information about doing business in Frederick, MD, check out the website above, and you can follow them on Twitter @FredCityGovt. SNNLive welcomes Richard Griffin, Director at the Department of Economic Development for the City of Frederick, Maryland.
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