Policy 4

Develop a healthcare and life sciences industry cluster targeting specific fields, such as clinical research, nutrition, and food safety.

  • EP4.1 - Promote the development of a healthcare industry cluster around the planned University of Maryland Medical System regional medical center by supporting tools to attract related business. Tools include land assembly, marketing, and relocation assistance.

  • EP4.2 - Partner with the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in its Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Capacity to offer a site for life sciences companies and, in particular, satellite labs for companies that have cooperative research and development agreements with BARC.

  • EP4.3 - Provide funding and resources to nurture, scale-up, and commercialize the County’s burgeoning biotech sector.