"Attracting $12 Billion to Create 1,080,000 Million High Paying Jobs"

The Great State of Maryland is #1 in Education & #1 Richest State in USA


Let's make Maryland the #1 State for High Tech Startups in USA and Worldwide!


I. Why A High Tech Jobs Initiative for the State of Maryland?

Let's Propel the Great State of Maryland to #1 in USA and Worldwide!

I. The Great State of Maryland is #1 in Education and #1 Richest State in USA

Today, I invite you to reinvent the startup community in the Great State of Maryland to make it the #1 State in the United States and region worldwide for high tech startups.

I need your help. No, I am not asking you for ANY money. There is NO monetary investment needed from anyone or the State of Maryland except the goodwill of forward thinking individuals who are willing to help propel the State of Maryland to the #1 State in the United States and region worldwide for high tech startups.

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As the scripture says 'Silver or Gold' I do not have, but what I do have I give you... wealth creations for Faculties, Professors, Colleges and Universities Students, Angel Investors, Venture Capital firms, increase tax revenues for Maryland's State, County and Local governments as well as high paying job creations for residents in the Great State of Maryland.


II. What Are the Benefits to You and the State of Maryland?

I am very excited because

1. we can attract $12 Billion in capital investments and create 1,080,000 million high paying jobs

2. Colleges and Universities Professors, Students and Professionals in Maryland will benefit from equity stakes

In addition,  small businesses will benefit from a high concentration or clusters of high growth startups companies, High Paying Jobs and Economic Growth.  Learn more at http://www.paugustin.com/financial

III. Why Should You Care?

Historically, $1 million in Angel Investment creates 90 jobs over a 5 years period. There are 12,000 millions in $12 Billions. Therefore, 90 jobs times 12,000 millions are equal to 1,080,000 jobs over 10 years.  Learn more at http://www.paugustin.com/business

Around $50 billion per year of private capital is currently invested in emerging U.S. companies. Approximately 90% of angel investment funds, in contrast to only about 20% of Venture Capital funds, are placed in start-ups and early stage companies.

The impact of venture capital on job creation and the economy is compelling.  For example, from 1970 to 2000, U.S. VC firms invested over $270 billion in more than 16,000 companies. 

In 2000, the surviving VC-backed companies employed 7.6 million people, representing 5.9% of all U.S. jobs, and generated sales of $1.3 trillion, accounting for 13.1% of the U.S. GDP.  

Historical results show an annualized return of 16.7% to investors in some 1,860 U.S. venture capital and private equity partnerships.

IV. What's in it for You, the non-profit or for profit incubators or accelerators & the Colleges and Universities in Maryland?

#1. Wealth and jobs creations for Students and professors of the 55 Colleges and Universities in Maryland

#2. Wealth and jobs creations for professionals, incubators and accelarators in Maryland

#3. Increase enrollment and expansion for the 55 Colleges and Universities in Maryland

#4. Proliferation of startups formations in the State of Maryland

V. Incentives to High Tech Startups Companies

I am proposing that entrepreneurs of high tech startups must start new businesses, relocate, expand & hire residents in the state of Maryland to benefit from the 25% tax credits. Furthermore...

1. Startups and businesses to pay no state and local tax if they are establish on designated tax-Free zones on academic campuses, at non-profit or for profit incubators or accelerators located within the State of Maryland.

2. Startups and Businesses' employees to pay no state or local personal income taxes.


VI. Here are the List of NAICS Codes for High-Tech Industries 
A. High-tech manufacturing industries 

3254  Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 
3333  Commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing 
3341  Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing 
3342  Communications equipment manufacturing 
3343  Audio and video equipment manufacturing 
3344  Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 
3345  Navigational/measuring/medical/control instruments manufacturing 
3346  Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media 
3364  Aerospace products and parts manufacturing 
3391  Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 
B. High-tech services industries 

5112  Software publishers 
5121  Motion picture and video industries 
517    Telecommunications 
518    Internet service providers, web search portals, and data processing services 
5191  Other information services 
5413  Architectural, engineering, and related services 
5415  Computer systems design and related services 
5417  Scientific R&D services 
6215  Medical and diagnostic laboratories


Let's Propel the Great State of Maryland to #1 in USA and Worldwide ...

The Great State of Maryland is already

1. #1 in Education
2. #1 Richest State in USA


3. Let's make Maryland the #1 State for High Tech Startups in USA and Worldwide.

Will you please take part of this collective effort to take the Great State of Maryland to HIGHER HEIGHTS OF ECONOMIC GREATNESS?  


Pierre Richard Augustin, MPA, MBA, Tel: 301-761-4347 |  http://www.paugustin.com

P.S. - I know your support is essential to the success of this Bill Proposal.  




Allegany County Department of Economic & Community Development

Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation

Baltimore City Development Corporation

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Calvert County Department of Economic Development

Caroline County Economic Development Corporation

Carroll County Department of Economic Development

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Frederick County Department of Business Development & Retention

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Kent County Office of Tourism & Economic Development

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

Queen Anne's County Department of Economic Development & Tourism

St. Mary's County Department of Economic & Community Development

Somerset County Economic Development Commission

Talbot County Office of Economic Development

Washington County - Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission

Wicomico County - Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, Inc.

Worcester County Department of Economic Development


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My Forefathers' Contributions in United States & South America War of Independence 

Worthy Mentioned #1 - Forefathers Participation in U.S. War of Independence

Pierre Richard Augustin Forefathers' participation in the U.S. War of Independence recognized by the United States Congress, H. Res. 909.

It is important to note that my forefathers, the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue, consisting of over 500 free black men or free men of color willingly left their families and love's one from the Caribbean Island of Haiti to fight on the French side under the command of the French Admiral the Comte d'Estaing and General Benjamin Lincoln for the Continental Army in the American War of Independence from England in 1779 in Savannah, Georgia.

haiti flag

Free Black Men That Fought in American War of Independence

The largest "all Black regiment" on either side to take part in the American Revolution war. The Regiment was also the first French "all Black regiment" in the history of the French Army. 

Although initially successful, the French and Continental Army were driven back by the counterattack of the British Regular reserves commanded by Col John Maitland.  The Haitians soldiers were assigned to rearguard the position of American and French forces and credited for saving American and French Allied forces from destruction.  My forefathers shed their blood alongside American colonial troops against the British in the Siege of Savannah, Georgia of September 15th  to October 20th 1779 for the cause of liberty. 

The picture and wording above are from a monument that was constructed in Franklin Square of Savanah, Georgia, USA 230 years later, on October 11, 2009 to honor the Haitian soldiers who gave their lives in the American war for Independence: one of the most significant foreign contributions to the American Revolutionary War that ultimately led to the creation of the United States of America.

flag of the United States of America

Hispaniola was the site of the first European colonies founded by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493. Hispaniola is now made up of two countries, Haiti being the first free black republic in the western hemisphere and the Dominican Republic. 


Worthy Mentioned # 2 - National Audubon Society

I share the same birth town with Jean-Jacques Audubon born in Les Cayes in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) who migrated to the United States and made significant contribution in the United States to the understanding of bird anatomy and behavior through his field notes. 

In 1905, the National Audubon Society was incorporated and named in his honor.  I stand on the shoulders of my forefathers to make a positive contribution to our country, the United States of America and more specifically in Maryland.


Worthy Mentioned # 3 - Forefathers helped Free the Black Slaves in South America Taken from Africa

In 1822, My forefathers', the Haitians freedom fighters, willingly joined the Army of Simon Bolivar & liberated modern day 1) Venezuela 2) Colombia 3) Ecuador 4) Peru and 5) Bolivia of South America that Spain were ruling and freed the Black slaves that were taken from Africa.

Haiti helped delivered and free slaves in South America 

"Simon Bolivar a native of Venezuela, also known as the Liberator, proclaimed his country independent around 1812, but was later defeated by the troops of Ferdinand VII of Spain and was forced to flee to Jamaica with his companion of arms at the end of 1815. 

From there he went to the southern city of Les Cayes, Haiti, "my birth place" where he and his peers were well received by the Haitian General Marion and the population. He later made his way to the Capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, where he met with Haitian President, Alexandre Petion who supported his noble causes for independence and nicknamed him "the author for independence in South America". 

In the city of Les Cayes, Bolivar received weapons and ammunitions and was even granted the permission to enroll my forefathers, Haitian freedom fighters, who devoted their lives for the noble cause of liberty. President Petion only ask one thing of Bolivar: "to liberate the black slaves taken from Africa in all the countries that he would have liberated from Spain". Bolivar returned to his country ready to put his pledge to Petion into action and began by liberating his own slaves on his plantation of San-Mateo. 

However when he proclaimed general freedom for all black slaves, all slave-owners and even his own lieutenants turned against him and was forced again to seek exile in Haiti, this time in the city of Jacmel where he spent six months. 

He later returned to South America after many struggles and fierce battles, Bolivar and his army made in part of my forefathers, Haitian freedom fighters, defeated the Spanish Imperial army in Colombia and won that country independence in 1819.

He liberated his country Venezuela, this time for good in 1821 and Ecuador in 1822. As President, he helped the unification of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador into the Gran Colombia. He also helped with the liberation of Peru and Bolivia (Upper Peru) which was named after Simon Bolivar, one of South America's greatest liberator."


Worthy Mentioned #4

I was born in August 11, 1967 in Les Cayes.  At a young age of 12, my parents fulfilled my dream to attend school in Paris, France due to my desires to follow the footsteps of my forefathers.

I had a vision and a desire to help improve the lives of others and to make a difference. Thus, I majored in Political Science at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts. 

Thereafter, in just 12-months, I earned a Master of Public Administration from the Institute of Public Service at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. 

A year later, while working full-time, I completed in 12-months a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts.

You can read my plan: Bringing "New Wealth" Initiative to attract new business start-up, relocation, expansion & high paying jobs creation in Maryland at http://www.paugustin.com/business.



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA), 1999. Completed in 12 months, 1-1998 to 12-1998.  University of Massachusetts, School of Management, Lowell, Massachusetts,http://www.uml.edu/.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA), 1997. Completed in 12 months, 1-1996 to 12-1996.  Suffolk University, Institute of Public Service, Sawyer School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, http://www.suffolk.edu/.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in POLITICAL SCIENCE with BUSINESS & ECONOMICS minors, 1992. Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, http://www.salemstate.edu/.


"Mr. Augustin...Your actions are that of a truly great American who still believes there is justice.  My older son was a lifetime law enforcement officer and in the military. My younger son was a firefighter/paramedic his entire career.  They both fervently believed in standing up for those who cannot defend or protect themselves. Were they here, they would be honored to know you. - Sincerely, Barbaraā€¯

Elect Pierre Richard Augustin

Pierre Richard Augustin holds a B. S. in Political Science with Business and Economics Minor, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Tel: (301)761-4347   Email: PierreAugustin@paugustin.com

"Hi Mr. Augustin..., I live in Arlington VA, but I want to send a positive message your way. I commend your initiative and want to let you know that there are people out here who believe in and support your cause; not only in your community, but in communities everywhere. Dedicated and creative-minded people are hard to find, but they (we) are out here. Good luck and never give up!" 

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