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March 15, 2013

Re: Invitation to Join Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

Dear Mayor:

What oil is to Texas and autos are to Michigan, the life sciences are to New Jersey.  Biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies form the engine that not only drives New Jersey’s economy, but also has significant positive economic impact on each and every community throughout our state. From the local taxes paid by the company, to the local commerce generated by its employees, to the community responsibility programs that encourage local involvement, municipalities derive many positive benefits from New Jersey’s life science industry.

In order to help state and federal policy-makers understand how critical these companies are to our local communities, The New Jersey State League of Municipalities and We Work for Health formed the Mayors Committee on Life Sciences. The Committee is now in its third year of existence, and we are grateful to all of you who have supported this endeavor. 

As the United States Congress continues to debate fiscal issues, including possible changes to health care policies, and our Governor and Legislature work to tame the fiscal realities confronting our state, the Life Science industry is working to ensure our ability to discover new life-saving treatments and cures. It is crucial that we continue to advocate for policies that will grow and nurture New Jersey’s largest economic driver, the biopharmaceutical industry. We ask that you consider joining the Mayor’s Committee on Life Sciences and urge you to take a minute to complete and return the enclosed membership form.

Whether you are an existing member of the committee, interested in joining or simply want to learn more about our outreach, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact Liz Duthie at, (609) 902-0398; or Lucy Montgomery at, (215) 766-7951.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope you will join our mission to grow and advance New Jersey’s life science industry. Working together as a community, we create opportunities and share from the collective successes of the industry. We can strengthen patients’ access to life-saving medicine, improve healthcare and support both the national and New Jersey economies.


Janice S. Mironov
Mayor, East Windsor Township
President, New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Joseph Pannullo
Mayor, East Hanover Township
Chair, Mayors Committee on Life Sciences





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