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Tech Council of Maryland Expands Regional Reach through Partnership with Prince George’s County

Networking and Events Planned for Prince George’s County Tech Community

Rockville, Md. – (October 10, 2013) – The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest trade association for technology and life science companies, today announced that it has partnered with Prince George’s County to foster greater community building for innovative companies throughout Maryland. The groups will work together to encourage collaboration, unite the technology community and produce networking and educational events in Prince George’s County, including their first reception, which is planned for January 23 at National Harbor.

“The Tech Council of Maryland represents the interests of technology and life science companies throughout the state,” said Philip Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “We look forward to working with Prince George’s County to foster greater discussion, collaboration and knowledge-sharing among our members and stakeholders across Maryland.”

To kick off the partnership, TCM and Prince George’s County will host a networking reception on Thursday, January 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor. Among local VIPs who will be in attendance are Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III; Vennard Wright, the CIO of Prince George’s County, and Gwen S. McCall, president and CEO of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation. The groups also are planning a half-day educational event in Spring 2014, which will feature a luncheon keynote, as well as panel discussions addressing IT innovation, workforce development and higher education.

“Prince George’s County has a vibrant and thriving technology community, especially in cyber, space, healthcare, homeland security, big data, information assurance and information security,” noted EDC’s McCall. “Through our partnership with the Tech Council of Maryland, we seek to harness these strengths, and create a stronger sense of community amongst our most innovative businesses.”

About the Tech Council of Maryland

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.