The Maryland Chamber joined a coalition of 44 other chambers of commerce from across the country to advocate for increased research funding in the federal budget. The goal of the coalition, Business For Federal Research Funding, is to bring increased focus on the impact research has on the nation’s economy.
“Increased investments in federal research funding will boost our innovation economy and help our country remain global competitive leaders in research and development,” said Maryland Chamber President/CEO Kathy Snyder, CCE.
The coalition submitted testimony this week to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, urging lawmakers to increase the level of funding for research agencies in FY 2015.
Research is a major source of economic growth and jobs in Maryland, and across the country. Federal research funding promotes innovation across a wide variety of industries. These innovations are at the root of countless companies, products, technologies and jobs.
Learn more about the coalition here.