Maryland Economic Development Week: Meet the State’s Regional Business Representatives

BALTIMORE, MD (October 31, 2014) – Maryland Economic Development Week continues today with a look at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s (DBED) regional business representatives, who provide one-on-one assistance to businesses all across the state and work with local economic development partners on business retention and expansion projects. Started in 2011, Economic Development Week highlights initiatives for improving business retention, job growth and the overall quality of life for Maryland’s citizens and includes a number of events and receptions hosted all over the State by county economic development offices and business organizations.

“We have eight regional reps that visit a minimum of 800 businesses statewide each year, connecting them with state and federal resource and providing guidance on a variety of topics, including financing and workforce development,” said DBED Secretary Dominick Murray. “They also work closely with local economic development partners on business retention and expansion projects.”

DBED’s Regional Growth and Retention team is based geographically and assists companies of all sizes. Meet our team or contact a representative in your area:

Heather Gramm, Director, Regional Growth and Retention – Frederick & Montgomery | (410) 767-6804

Vickie Swink – Garrett, Allegany & Washington | (301) 722-0054

Tim Murphy – Carroll, Howard & Anne Arundel | (410) 767-0512

Tammy Edwards – Baltimore, Harford & Cecil | (410) 767-8833

Faye Njaka – Baltimore City & Prince George’s | (410) 767-6791

Mindie Burgoyne – Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Kent, Caroline & Dorchester | (410) 718-0094

Renee Stephens – Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester | (410) 978-4336

Steve Wall – Calvert, Charles & St Mary’s | (301) 274-9138

ABOUT DBED: The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department promotes the State’s many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism. Because they are major economic generators, the Department also supports the Arts, film production, sports and other special events. For more information, visit

Karen Glenn Hood
Director, Media Relations and Public Affairs
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
O 410-767-6318 | C 443-463-8129 |

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