[Source: Tucson Citizen] – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today introduced legislation that would provide a strong boost to state and local economies by encouraging the construction and expansion of science parks.
“This bill will spur innovation and help create the kind of high-paying, high-technology jobs we need to be competitive in the global economy,” said Giffords, a member of the House Science and Technology Committee. “Seed money provided to science parks today represents a wise investment in our future.”
Giffords introduced the bill with Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico.
“When world-class scientists and entrepreneurs put their minds together, anything is possible,” Heinrich said. “Science parks leverage a region’s existing competitive strengths and are a key component to becoming a nation of sustainable growth and quality jobs.”
The Science Parks Research and Innovative New Technologies Act could benefit the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park as well as the Arizona Bioscience Park, which is under development.
For more information: U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ASSIST SCIENCE PARKS