Science City Approved in Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland, could become home to a new "science city" development that creates a hub of scientific research institutions and thousands of jobs.

"Officials from Johns Hopkins University, among the key players in the development, and business and political leaders are backing the plan, which they say could create a scientific research center that would rival North Carolina's Research Triangle or Palo Alto, Calif. County officials predict that the number of jobs in the area west of Interstate 270 could triple to at least 60,000, many of them high-paying. The development also will include retail and housing."

The County Council seems to be in favor of the idea, which will come up for a final vote next month.

Full Story: Montgomery County 'science city' development nears approval


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