Jimmy Rhee Will Welcome Attendees to 2017 MEDA Summer Conference

Sandy Sponaugle

Our 2017 Summer Conference is packed with powerhouse leaders who play a major role in our state’s vibrancy. One of these leaders is Jimmy Rhee, the secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women’s Business Affairs. As he presents the opening remarks for the 2017 MEDA Summer Conference, his words will set the…

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McCready Health Welcomes New CEO, Kathleen Harrison

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We are pleased to welcome Kathleen Harrison, FACHE, of Crisfield to her new role as Chief Executive Officer of the organization. “I am delighted to be part of the McCready Health system and I am looking forward to working with the Board members, physicians and staff as we move into the future,” said Harrison. “McCready…

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12 Maryland Companies Receive ExportMD Grants

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Maryland Commerce program helps companies promote goods, services globally BALTIMORE, MD (June 2, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded 12 small and mid-sized Maryland companies with ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The ExportMD grant program helps businesses finance the costs of marketing internationally, including…

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2017 MEDA Awards Banquet: Executive Director’s Perspective

Pamela Ruff, Executive Director, MEDA

Last week MEDA held our annual Awards ceremony which recognizes the best of the best in economic development in Maryland. I was reminded as I was surrounded by over 250 attendees watching the award-winner videos, that our members truly do transform lives as our tagline states. Marketing Initiatives that Matter How clever was the Charles County…

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MEDA Announced 2017 Award Winners during Award Banquet in Cambridge, Maryland

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MEDA Announced 2017 Award Winners during Award Banquet in Cambridge, Maryland BALTIMORE, Md. – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) announced the recipients of the 2017 MEDA Awards, which celebrate the people, projects, and programs that are transforming lives by creating opportunities, inspiring innovation, and enriching communities across the state. Over 250 economic development professionals…

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City of Cambridge to fund human services grant program as part of its proposed FY 18 budget

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As part of its proposed FY18 budget, the City of Cambridge will award $25,000 to non-profit and governmental organizations throughout the city using its Human Service Grant program. Applications will be made available online at choosecambridge.com, or at the Department of Public works, located at 1025 Washington Street, or at City Hall, located at 410…

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Maryland Commerce Joins with Local Trade Groups to Launch Program to Boost State’s Exports

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Competition will select Top 50 Maryland defense industry products, services to be showcased globally BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Commerce, the Maryland District Export Council (DEC), and the Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center are teaming up to launch a new annual competition to choose the Top 50 exportable products and services from Maryland….

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TEDCO Announces New Board Director

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Johns Hopkins’ Jennifer Elisseeff COLUMBIA, Md. (April 13, 2017) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that Governor Larry Hogan appointed Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to the Board of Directors. Dr. Elisseeff is the Morton Goldberg Professor and director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Wilmer Eye Institute…

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Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Now Accepting Concept Papers for Grants That Help Prevent Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse

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Grants Will Also Go Toward Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is now accepting concept papers for 2017 AmeriCorps State-Targeted Priority program grants in Maryland. These grants will fund service activities that address critical community needs, namely the need to prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse and…

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Nonprofit Arts Generate $1.1 Billion Impact On Maryland Economy

Karen Glenn Hood, Maryland Department of Commerce

FY 2015 report shows increases in arts sector jobs, employee salaries and tax revenue BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2016) – Maryland’s nonprofit arts sector had a $1.16 billion total impact on the state’s economy and supported 14,564 full-time jobs in Fiscal Year 2015 – up from $1.05 billion and 12,155 jobs in the previous year,…

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