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Awards

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 by October 13, 2023.

  • For the MEDA Economic Development Project award nomination information, click here.
  • For the MEDA Economic Development Program award nomination information, click here.
  • For the MEDA Economic Development Marketing award nomination information, click here.
  • For the MEDA Hall of Fame award nomination information, click here.
  • For the MEDA Rising Star award nomination information, click here.
  • For the MEDA Volunteer of the Year award nomination information, click here.

Click here to view former MEDA Award winners. Click here to view the MEDA Hall of Fame.



2023 MEDA Award Winners

2023 Economic Development Project  —Large Community: Union Knitting Mills Project 

Nominated by: The City of Frederick: Department of Economic Development

2023 Economic Development Project  — Small Community: BSI

Nominated by: Allegany County Economic & Community Development

2023 Economic Development Project — Honorable Mention: StarTUp at the Armory

Nominated by: Towson University

2023 Economic Development Program — Large Community: Project Restore 

Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

2023 Economic Development Program — Small Community: The Patuxent Partnership for AMP/Tech Jobs Rule 

Nominated by: St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development

2023 Economic Development Program — Honorable Mention: The Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s EmPOWER Program

Nominated by: Frederick County Office of Economic Development

2023 Economic Development Marketing — Large Community: My ArundelBiz Podcast 

Nominated by: Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

2023 Economic Development Marketing — Small Community: St. Mary’s County Technology Resource Book or ‘TechBook’

Nominated by: St. Mary’s County Economic Development

2023 MEDA Rising Star: Candace Pruett

2023 MEDA Hall of Fame: Shelly Gross-Wade