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Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

Please join us for the Mayors Committee on Life Sciences Annual Forum and Legislative Update October 13 from 11:30-1:30 at the Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center in New Brunswick. The program includes presentations by Dean Paranicas, CEO of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, and DC-based policy experts Michael Woody, partner at East End and David Boyer, vice president of the BGR Government Affairs. Lunch will be served. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Click on the link above to view the event invitation.

Since its formation in 2010, the Mayors Committee on Life Sciences (a joint endeavor of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and We Work for Health New Jersey) has worked 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 benchmarked best practices within host communities that help grow and nurture the industry.  

While the positive economic impact of the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry on New Jersey is widely publicized, many are less aware of the impact the industry has on local communities. 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 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. Other mayors recognize the value of encouraging these companies to expand and establish facilities within their communities. Click here for detailed information on jobs directly and indirectly generated by the industry.

The economic footprint of the biopharmaceutical industry can be measured not only by the traditional indicators of employment and output, but also in part by its impact on the vendors, large and small, that provide services or supplies to America’s biopharmaceutical research companies. View the statistics for New Jersey We hope you will join our mission to grow and advance New Jersey’s life science industry by joining the Mayors Committee on Life Sciences (Word or PDF). Working together as a community, we create opportunities and share from the collective successes of the industry. 

For more information, please contact Lucy Montgomery, State Director for We Work For Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ).  Lucy can be reached at 215-766-7951 or via email at


July 18, 2015             NJLM Vice-President Joseph Tempesta illustrates how Innovation Act Would Undermine Research

April 2, 2014             Mayors Committee on Life Sciences STEM Certificate program

April 2013                  Invitation to Join Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

October 10, 2013      Connecting the Dots: Innovation, Federal Issues and the Life Science Economy. Program, facility tour and networking.
Click here for the Agenda

March 21, 2013         NJLM President Mayor Janice Mironov explains How the Biomedical Industry Bolsters New Jersey

April 4, 2012              NJLM President Mayor Art Ondish understands the Fight to Keep
New Jersey’s Biomedical Industry

May 1, 2011               Life Sciences Committee Chair Mayor Joseph Pannullo illustrates the importance of Keeping Life Sciences Lively in New Jersey

October 1, 2010        New NJLM Committee Links Mayors with Life Science Employers


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