MEDA Award Winners

2018 Program (Large Community): Frederick County Craft Beverage Growth Program

Nominated by: Frederick County Office of Economic Development

2018 Program (Small Community): Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery in the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University

Nominated by: Salisbury University

2018 Project (Large Community): Susan Gage Caterer

Nominated by: FSC First and Prince George’s County Economic Development

2018 Project (Large Community): Hekemian and Co.

Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2018 Project (Small Community): Development Real Estate Company (DEVRECO)

Nominated by: Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism

2018 Marketing (Large Community): “The New Tech Hub on the Bay”

Nominated by: Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

2018 Marketing (Small Community): The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Experience

Nominated by: Maryland Department of Commerce

2018 Rising Star: Heather Gramm, CEcD

2018 Hall of Fame: David Ryan, executive director of the Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development Corporation


Transformative Excellence Award: Ellicott City Flood Response
Nominated by: Howard County Economic Development Authority

2017 Program: Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Account-Video Lottery Terminal Fund (VLT)
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Commerce

2017 Project (Large Community): City Garage- Main Street
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2017 Project (Small Community): The Smith Island Baking Company Origins & Expansion
Nominated by: (Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development)

2017 Marketing (Large Community): Data-Driven Decisions Through the Lens of a Map
Nominated by: Datastory Consulting

2017 Marketing (Small Community): Charles County Map Pen Campaign
Nominated by: Charles County Economic Development Department

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Arnold Williams of Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams PA
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2017 Hall of Fame: James T. Brady
Nominated by: Bob Brennan


2016 MEDA Economic Development Project
Rockville Town Center / Duball LLC
Nominated by: Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

2016 MEDA Economic Development Program
Neighborhood BusinessWorks
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

2016 Economic Development Marketing
“Work Where There’s Room to Play”
Nominated by: The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

2016 Judges’ Award
Agricultural Innovation Grant
Nominated by: Howard County Economic Development Authority

2016 Volunteer of the Year
Bert Anderson

2016 MEDA Hall of Fame
Vernon Thompson


2015 MEDA Economic Development Project
Horseshoe Casino
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2015 MEDA Economic Development Program
The Economic Development Incentive Fund
Nominated by: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

2015 Economic Development Marketing
PR Frederick for Frederick County Businesses
Nominated by: Frederick County Office of Economic Development

2015 MEDA Hall of Fame
David S. Iannucci, Assistant Deputy Chief of Administration for Economic Development & Public Infrastructure, Prince George’s County

2015 MEDA Hall of Fame
Raymond A. Skinner, President and CEO, East Baltimore Development, Inc. (Former Secretary of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development)

2015 Volunteer of the Year
Michael Ratchford, Director of Government Relations, W.L. Gore & Associates and Chair of the Cecil County Economic Development Commission

Judges’ Awards: Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for the “2014 Business Mission to India” and Washington County Department of Business Development “DBD Prize Patrol: Coming to a Business Near You!


2014 MEDA Economic Development Project
MedImmune
Nominated by: The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

2014 MEDA Economic Redevelopment Project
Seawall Development for the Baltimore Design School
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

2014 MEDA Economic Development Program
Kent Menser and the Base Business Initiative
Nominated by: Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber

2014 MEDA Economic Development Marketing
Southern Maryland Meats
Nominated by: Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
Mojdeh Bahar, J.D.

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
W. Paul Thompson, Jr.

2014 MEDA Hall of Fame
William A. Badger, Jr.

2014 MEDA Life Member
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.

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