“This Ain’t Your Granddaddy’s Ag”—Agriculture 2.0 Panel Discussion at 2019 Fall MEDA Conference

Samuel Shoge, Economic Development Coordinator, Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism

“By 2050, the world will need to grow 70% more food.” These are the words used by Mike Thielke, Executive Director of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center, to open the panel discussion on innovation in agriculture at the 2019 Fall MEDA Conference hosted at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD. Panelists included Sam Glickstein, CEO…

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AAEDC Celebrates Maryland Economic Development Week With It Takes A Village Podcast Series

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development projects and incentives have made Anne Arundel County, and Maryland as a whole, a great place to live, work and play. But it takes more than just incentives to create a well-rounded environment. Our village is made up of resources and partners that help make Anne Arundel “The Best Place” for our ArundelBiz…

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Cycles and Change in Economic Development

Sandy Sponaugle

Economic development organizations have the power to weather changes in the Maryland economy. During the 2019 MEDA Fall Conference, Dr. Memo Diriker spoke about cycles of economic growth and depression in his presentation “Assessing Your Community for Transformation.” The word “transformation” has many positive connotations, but Diriker in his talk stressed that it is often…

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Business connect launch program expanded to help small businesses in Montgomery County

Shennekia Grimshaw

The program now covers several parts of the county in efforts to help businesses thrive SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — A business connect launch program is designed to help small businesses thrive in Montgomery County. Business connect launch program expanded to help small businesses in Montgomery County For Maryland Economic Development Week, county executive Marc…

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State economic outlook celebrated at Mid-Shore conference

Connie Connolly

EASTON — Riding on the coattails of an almost unprecedented economic upturn in the state, at least a hundred representatives of the 464-member Maryland Economic Development Association were ready to celebrate Economic Development Week Oct. 20 to 26 during the organization’s annual fall conference. The conference, “Defining Your Community Identity,” was sponsored by Maryland Department…

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Making the Short List: Ten Ways to Position your Community for Site Selection Success

Mary Ford-Naill, Economic Development Manager, City of Frederick

The state of Maryland has been gaining steam as the place to do business in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Recently acknowledged as the 10th best economy in the USA, Secretary Pennington recently shared that Maryland is the second most innovative state in the country! As part of the Maryland Economic Development Association’s Fall Conference, a site…

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Site Selection Data Resources and Tools Panel Moderated by Sandy Sponaugle, CEO, Platinum PR

Kavita Verma, Director of Business Recruitment & Location Services, Maryland Department of Commerce

This was a highly informative panel on the web based databases and tools that help site selectors and executives collect, analyze and compare data on potential locations for business expansion and relocation. The key take away from the panel is that through a variety of databases, we are able to look at site specific demographics…

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Hyattsville and Partners Celebrate Economic Development Week with Three Events

Sandy Sponaugle

The City of Hyattsville will showcase several successful development projects in recognition of Maryland Economic Development Week. A schedule of events open to the media follows. “The City of Hyattsville is committed to economic development and has prioritized partnerships and investment that elevate our community’s built environment,” said Mayor Candace B. Hollingsworth. “The City’s investment…

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Maryland’s statewide celebration of Economic Development slated for next week

Sandy Sponaugle

Events from Oct. 22 through Oct. 28 will celebrate economic development initiatives and examine Maryland’s business climate Baltimore, Md. – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), in partnership with counties and municipalities throughout the state, announces its seventh annual Economic Development Week. Being held on Sunday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 28, the weeklong celebration…

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MEDA to host Economic Development Week and Fall Conference

Sandy Sponaugle

Events from Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 will celebrate economic development initiatives and examine Maryland’s business climate Baltimore, Md. – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), in partnership with counties and municipalities throughout the state, announces its sixth annual Economic Development Week. Being held from Monday, Sept. 19, through Friday, Sept. 23, the weeklong celebration…

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