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MEDA is pleased to present the annual MEDA Awards, a program to celebrate the people, programs, and projects that are transforming lives across the State of Maryland. The MEDA Awards showcase efforts to attract new businesses, assist existing businesses, redevelop business districts, market communities, and support economic development throughout the state. The MEDA Awards are presented at the Awards Banquet held during the MEDA Annual Conference. MEDA Award nominations open annually in August and are due in October.

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2024 MEDA Award Winners

2024 Economic Development Project — Large Community: CFG Bank Arena

Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2024 Economic Development Project — Small Community: Great Wolf Lodge

Nominated by: Cecil County Office of Economic Development

2024 Economic Development Program — Large Community: Frederick County Agricultural Innovation Grant Program

Nominated by: Frederick County Government

2024 Economic Development Program — Small Community: SCIF Capital Grant: Charles County & St. Mary’s County

Nominated by: Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO)

2024 Economic Development Marketing: Creando Exitos

Nominated by: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

2024 MEDA Rising Star: Katie Stevens

2024 MEDA Hall of Fame: John Wasilisin

2024 MEDA Volunteer of the Year: Karlys Kline