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Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part IV

January 30, 2014

The fourth installment of SSTI’s Tech Talkin’ Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Illinois, Massachusetts and Utah. Read part I, part II and part III

Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn, State of the State Address, Jan. 29, 2014

"Part of our jobs strategy is investing in industries that are the future of a 21st century economy. ...

"... And that's why now, we're going to invest in a new bio-hub for pharmaceutical, medical device, and health IT startups.”

Massachusetts

Gov. Deval Patrick, State of the Commonwealth Address, Jan. 28, 2014

“And let’s give our public colleges and universities the resources they need to freeze tuition and fees once again. …

“… Let’s keep playing to our strengths by supporting the life sciences and advanced manufacturing, by expanding our clean tech initiatives, including in the burgeoning water technology cluster, by encouraging technology clusters of every kind.”

Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert, State of the State Address, Jan. 29, 2014

"Science, technology, engineering and math are essential to prepare our students for high-tech, high-quality and high-paying jobs. Last year we provided $10 million to the STEM Action Center, and my budget this year calls for another $4.5 million. I have also asked Senator Steve Urquhart and Representative Brian King to find ways to encourage more high school students to complete computer science and information technology classes. The private sector is also stepping up. Tomorrow, we will announce a major new campaign, funded by the business community, to promote STEM education in our schools.”

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