Our four-state region of DE, MD, NJ and PA is home to some of the best R&D companies, facilities, universities and colleges, and organizations in the country. [These] entities could benefit by collaborating to compete for the R&D dollars expanded by the federal government each year.
–Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA)
I have been an active member and supporter of SMART in the Congress. Bringing local Maryland leaders to Washington, DC to meet my colleagues in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware delegations and their constituents is another step in the growing influence and effectiveness of SMART. These local leaders recognize that when we work together as a region, everyone can do better.
–Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-MD)
As strong advocate for science and technology, I am delighted to help my colleagues in western Pennsylvania support SMART Tech Trends 2004. This conference will give our region new avenues to grow our science and technology sector. Our region is now recognized as a national leader in science and technology, and this conference will help us to build on our national reputation and maintain U.S. leadership in science and technology around the globe.
–Congressman John Murtha (R-PA)