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MONTGOMERY COUNTY has become the first local jurisdiction in the country to approve legislation that protects workers from genetic discrimination.
In mid-December, MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL, passed a bill supported by many of the biotech companies that call the county home. "I've been encouraged by the support of the biotech community with this," says Councilman PHIL ANDREWS, D-District 3. "There was no opposition to it, which pleased me."
"Our companies looked at the legislation and they all thought it was great," says AMY FINAN, director of tech program development at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. "It's a good, proactive piece …