The Mayors Committee on Life Sciences is a joint endeavor of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ). Founded in 2010, the Committee works to promote economic development and innovation, educate legislators, policy makers and the public about the importance of the life sciences industry to New Jersey and its local communities, and benchmarks best practices within host communities that help grow and nurture the industry. http://www.weworkforhealth.org/maps/nj
Mayors of towns that host life sciences companies know first-hand the important role their facilities and employees play in supporting the local economy and the municipal budget. From the local property taxes paid by the company, to the local commerce generated by its employees, to the philanthropic contributions made to a town’s civic and charitable organizations, municipalities derive many positive benefits from New Jersey’s life science industry.
Mayors are ideally suited to speak about and represent the people of New Jersey, and can serve as the bridge between Main Street and Washington on issues discussed at the federal, state and local level. Whether you currently host a life science facility in your town or simply wish to learn more about this industry, we hope you will consider joining this committee (membership form PDF or WORD).