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JHU's Daniels to co-chair steering committee for Maryland economic development initiative

Johns Hopkins University

May 18, 2017


Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will co-chair the steering committee for a new statewide economic development strategy initiative focused on accelerating growth in the life sciences and cybersecurity industries in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

The initiative, Excel Maryland, will culminate in a report by the end of August that will serve as a roadmap for securing Maryland's position as an epicenter for the cybersecurity sector and boosting the state's position as a leader in biotechnology and life sciences.

"As one of the nation's leading states for university research and development, we have an enormous opportunity to help transform our state's great assets in advanced industries into a compelling, visionary strategy that will ultimately accelerate economic development," Daniels said. "Through the Excel Maryland initiative, we want to create a true public-private partnership of ideas and resources that will provide a compelling vision for the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland."