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About SMART States

The SMART Congressional Initiative

The SMART Congressional initiative is the integration of regional Science & Technology activities for case studies, projects and events among the SMART Congressional Delegation (8 Senators & 41 Representatives), Federal Executive Branch HQs, International Allies, the four State governments (Executive & Legislative branches of DE, MD, NJ & PA) and the collective talents of the regional tech community facilitated by SMART, a Not For Profit company.

SMART executes the regional vision of the above. SMART's members includes the full range and depth of the technical and economic development communities of Academia, Industry, Gov’t Labs/Field Agencies and Professional Associations. 

Since 1999, SMART has facilitated $625M+ in projects, conducted 279 events and conducted multiple significant case studies for Congress, the Federal Executive Branch, our International Allies and the States.  

Delegation Co-Leaders

Senate - Robert Menendez  (D-NJ)

House- Jon Runyan (R-NJ)

Major Delegation Actions

SMART Meetings

The Delegation has keynoted all major SMART meeting and several minor meetings. Delegation staffers support many minor & working meetings.

SMART Projects 

The Delegation has endorsed several key SMART projects.

SMART Caucus Re-establishment.

The Delegation leaders are working towards the administrative re-establishment of the SMART Caucus.  

SMART Advantage

The SMART Congressional initiative is the integration of regional Science & Technology activities for issues, events & projects among the SMART Congressional Delegation (8 Senators and 39 Representatives of DE, MD, NJ & PA), the Federal Executive Branch DC HQs, our International Allies, the four State governments (Executive & Legislative branches) and the regional technical, economic development and education/workforce development communities. The SMART Not For Profit membership company was formed to execute the vision of this initiative. SMART membership is composed of academia, businesses, government labs/field agencies and professional associations. The SMART membership will continue to execute the daily actions of SMART via 15 focus groups. SMART is a national model for regional actions; SMART has members and participation from across the nation. Further, SMART is extremely active with our International Allies.

Since 1999, SMART has conducted 292 significant events, addressed numerous case studies and facilitated $624M in direct SMART projects and $1.2B in indirect projects. Contact Executive Director Robert Carullo at or 609-304-2904. 


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