A Birds-Eye-View of Maryland Economic Development

Aphaia Harper, Howard County Economic Development Authority

In July 2018 I completed MEDA’s Basic Economic Development Course in Baltimore, MD where I had the opportunity to learn basic practices around economic development, participate in a case study focused on the site location process, and attend the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Summer Conference. The course provided me a bird’s-eye view of the…

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Why Agricultural Marketing Professionals Matter

Shelby Watson-Hampton

In Maryland they’re called AMPs, for agricultural marketing professionals. In Virginia they’re known as VADOs, for Virginia agricultural development officers. Whatever name they go by, they all have one mission: to promote and market local farms, agricultural businesses and value-added products. Due to AMPs’ valuable work in marketing and promotion, counties with them consistently rank…

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TEDCO funds three more ‘economically disadvantaged’ Maryland startups

Morgan Eichensehr

Maryland Technology Development Corp. will give up to $50,000 in funding to three startup companies that may be overlooked by traditional funding organizations. This is the second round of startups to receive backing from TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund, an investment fund aimed at offering early-stage investments and other support to Maryland-based “economically disadvantaged” startups. The effort…

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STATE’S ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ MARKETING CAMPAIGN RECEIVES 2019 MEDA AWARD

Karen Glenn Hood

Campaign has reached nearly 170 million people since it launched in 2017 BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2019) – The state of Maryland’s ‘Open for Business’ marketing campaign has been recognized by the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) for promoting the Maryland as a great place to do business and highlighting the state’s unparalleled assets. The award, which was…

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Maryland Announces Four New Sustainable Communities

Owen McEvoy

New Carrollton, MD (April 18, 2019) – Three Eastern Shore towns and one community in Carroll County have been named Maryland’s newest Sustainable Communities. With the addition of East New Market, Finksburg, Galena, and Hebron, the Smart Growth Subcabinet has designated 116 Sustainable Communities across Maryland since the creation of the program in 2010. Sustainable Community designations…

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Hogan Administration Announces Additional $700,000 to Support Ellicott City Recovery Plan

Owen McEvoy

New Carrollton, Md. (April 17, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced $700,000 in additional funding to continue supporting recovery efforts in Ellicott City. The funding will support Howard County’s recently announced second phase of the EC Safe and Sound plan. The plan seeks to ensure public safety, support business and property…

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MARYLAND’S NEW TOURISM AD CAMPAIGN INVITES VISITORS TO BE ‘OPEN FOR IT’

Karen Glenn Hood

Campaign aims to boost overnight stays, showcases the state’s water and culinary experiences BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has unveiled a new ad campaign built around the tagline ‘Maryland – Open For It.’The campaign encourages prospective visitors to stay overnight and enjoy a range of the state’s water and…

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John Wasilisin Named Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program CEO/Executive Director

Sandy Sponaugle

The Hon. Joshua Gotbaum, Chair of the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, announced that John Wasilisin will be the new Executive Director & CEO of Maryland$aves. Mr. Wasilisin, a Marylander, has broad leadership experience working with both business and government. He previously served as President and COO at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),…

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David Petr, Montgomery’s Economic Development Head, To Step Down

Alessia Grunberger

David Petr announced he is stepping down as president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.​ in September. ROCKVILLE, MD — David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., is resigning. The economic development head announced he will step down and move to Texas for “family reasons” at the…

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Dr. Pradeep Ganguly Awarded the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame

Asheesh M. Jain

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, the Founder and CEO of MKK-USA, has won the “2019 “Hall of Fame” award from the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA: www.medamd.com).  MEDA is a highly respected and economic development organization of Maryland, USA. All EDOs, business leaders, consultants and economic development professionals belong to this state-wide organization.     Meda…

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