RECOGNITION OF MRIGLOBAL'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 116
(Extensions of Remarks - July 11, 2019)

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                          HON. EMANUEL CLEAVER

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 11, 2019

  Mr. CLEAVER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the 75th 
anniversary of MRIGlobal in Kansas City, Missouri.
  As World War II was ending, Americans were in awe of technology's 
role in ending the greatest global struggle in history. The quality of 
American science turned the tide of the war.
  In order to harness further scientific advancements, create amazing 
new technologies, and employ returning veterans, Kansas City civic 
leadership founded MRIGlobal, an independent, not-for-profit research 
  I am thankful that those civic leaders had the vision to create 
MRIGlobal and am pleased that Kansas City has remained its home.
  Through the years, MRIGlobal has attracted top scientific talent, 
worked across disparate specialties, and addressed some of the world's 
most challenging problems. Their research and development have impacted 
a wide array of endeavors including: defense; infectious disease and 
biological threat detection; human health; pharmaceutical science; 
energy, in-vitro diagnostics; global health; and transportation.
  MRIGlobal brings a significant share of Federal Research and 
Development investment to the Kansas City region. Since 2013, MRIGlobal 
has been awarded more than $495 million in applied R&D grants. 
Furthermore, MRIGlobal employs 288 dedicated individuals between its 
Plaza and North Kansas City campuses and 416 people nationwide.
  MRIGlobal is a strong and active corporate citizen. They partner with 
regional Missouri and Kansas Universities and Colleges to develop 
scientific talent and secure qualified employees. MRIGlobal has been 
and remains one of the strongest supporters of Kansas City's science, 
technology, engineering and math education programs. For example, it 
proudly serves as the Presenting Sponsor for the Greater Kansas City 
Science and Engineering Fair. MRIGlobal is also a key civic 
contributor, supporting such organizations as BioNexus KC, The Civic 
Council of Greater Kansas City, KC Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City 
Area Development Council, Union Station Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins 
Museum Business Council, the Animal Health Corridor, and the National 
World War I Museum.
  Madam Speaker, I am honored to represent the employees of great non-
profit companies like MRIGlobal. I ask my colleagues in the United 
States House of Representatives to join me in congratulating MRIGlobal 
on 75 years of progress and wishing them continued growth and success 
in the years ahead.