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News and Events
The world is on the cusp of an industrial revolution fueled by biotechnology and biomanufacturing. Emerging biological technologies are and will continue to transform the foundation of our physical world – everything from clothing, to plastics, to fuels, to concrete. Through biomanufacturing, biomass can be converted into new products and provide an alternative to petroleum-based production for chemicals, medicines, fuels, materials, and more. While the most prominent applications today are related to human health, biotechnology and biomanufacturing are expanding to build products that will be everywhere in our lives and support climate and energy goals, improve food security, and grow the economy across all of America.
The Breakfast Panel addressed the Army’s biomanufacturing efforts that are leading the way for the Department of Defense, the curriculum support provided from our local Community Colleges, and the plans to accelerate biomaterial development and production capacity by creating a regional biomaterials hub with an anchor in Harford County.
Our Panelists were:
The Army Alliance Annual Dinner Meeting held our Annual Dinner Meeting on September 11, 2023, 5:30 to 8:30PM at Water's Edge Events Center, Belcamp. Our featured speaker was Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Kevin Anderson. Secretary Anderson focused on the impact of military installations on the Maryland economy. The Army Alliance presented their focused initiatives and will debuted our 2023 Annual Report.
The Army Alliance held their Annual Luncheon meeting on March 15, 2023 at Water’s Edge Events Center, Belcamp. Our featured speaker was Brigadier General Adam R. Flasch, Director, Joint Staff - (MD), Joint Force Headquarters, Baltimore, MD, He addressed National Guard activities on APG and at the Havre de Grace Barracks as well as state-wide efforts. Also we:
- Recognized our 2023 Defense Community Champion, Curtis Beulah, Chairperson of the Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton Foundation.
- Received an update of the Army Alliance focused initiatives for 2024.
- Heard about the progress of the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge (and received a tour after the luncheon).
The Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor (CSSC) is one of five communities across the country named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities. The Great American Defense Communities, recognizes military communities and regions that help improve the quality of life for service members and military families. Communities are chosen through a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support. CLICK HERE to read more about this prestigious national award.