SMART General Member Info

Members

Contact Bob Carullo at bcarullo@smartstates.com or 609-304-2904 for further membership information and an invoice if needed.

We invite the technology community to join our current, proactive SMART members. Increased regional membership and regional, national and international collaboration will result in a more competitive Mid-Atlantic Region that will benefit all participants.

Benefits of Membership 

1. Direction and Execution of Mid-Atlantic S&T Issues.

While the Congressional Delegation, the States and the Board of Directors oversee the strategic direction of the initiative, the SMART NFP Membership provide the input to this direction and the daily tactical execution.  

2. Unique Networking and Collaboration
The uniqueness of the SMART initiative is the range and depth of the formal components. This affords our members increased and formal collaboration among: 
  • SMART Congressional Delegation – 8 Senators and 41 Members of the DE, MD, NJ & PA delegation
  • Federal Executive Branch Agencies – 56 DC Headquarter Agencies
  • States – Executive & Legislative Branches of DE, MD, NJ & PA and further access to Local Government
  • Regional Technology Community
  •   – Academia – 660 Universities/Colleges
  • – Businesses – Most of our nation’s major corporations; thousands of innovative Small Businesses.
  • – Government Labs and Field Agencies – Hundreds of Fed/State/Local activities with partnering and funding opportunities
  • Professional Associations – Scores of organizations with specialized support, access and networking
3. Focus Group Activities and Leadership
The pro-active members of SMART participate in our Focus Groups which cover specific topics of technical enterprise, economic development and STEM education/workforce development for the region. Members have leadership opportunities with the Groups, gaining added visibility and networking opportunities.
4. Membership Categories and Rates:
Academia
– Universities
$1,000.00
– Colleges/Community Colleges
$500.00
– K-12
$250.00
Businesses
– Large Business (500+)
$5,000.00
– Medium Business (201-500)
$1,000.00
– Small Business (11-200)
$500.00
– Micro Business (1-10)
$200.00
Government Labs and Agencies 
– Federal Labs/Field Agencies
$1,000.00
– State Agencies & Major Cities
$500.00
– Local Counties/Towns
$250.00
Professional Associations
(dues or reciprocal agreement)
$250.00

Special Categories: 

International

Our active International Group individually manages the memberships of our Allies. We coordinate with the appropriate US Departments of State and Commerce and others as needed. We further closely work with the four States’ International Offices. We also coordinate with the UN, DC Embassies and local Consulates.

SMART Benefactors

The SMART Benefactors are those who have increased benefits led by leadership positions and keynotes at our annual events. Rates are $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000. 

Major Industry Committee

The Major Industry Committee is composed of all SMART members over $5,000. This Committee provides the primary strategic inputs to the Caucus and the SMART Board. It conducts pre-meetings at all major events in Washington DC, meeting with the Caucus and State leaders and the Board to address the strategic direction of the SMART initiative. The Executive SubCommittee prepares the agenda and accomplishes all actions before and after the meetings.