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2011 Economic Development Week
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Economic Development Week shines a spotlight on your economic successes! Maryland’s counties and cities are showcasing their accomplishments in fresh new ways, and we invite you to partner with us!
Proclamations of Economic Development Week include:
- Governor Martin O’Malley
- Allegany County
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore County
- Carroll County
- Charles County
- City of Annapolis
- City of Baltimore
- City of Cambridge
- City of Crisfield
- City of Frederick
- City of Hagerstown
- City of Havre de Grace
- Dorchester County
- Frederick County
- Garrett County
- Harford County
- Howard County
- Prince George’s County
- Queen Anne’s County
- City of Rockville
- St. Mary’s County
- Somerset County
- Talbot County
- Town of Hurlock
- Town of Princess Anne
- Washington County
- THROUGHOUT THE MONTH:
- Watch for MEDA President, Laurie M. Boyer, CEcD, on Comcast Newsmakers
- Look for Economic Development Projects/Programs
- “Like” the MEDA Page on Facebook
- Join MEDA when attending an Economic Development Week event to receive a $50 discount on membership!
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of MEDA and the upcoming Economic Development Week (October 24-28, 2011), we will be highlighting a different project every day. The projects recognized will showcase the exemplary work and accomplishments of the economic development community in Maryland. View Projects>
Look for MEDA on Maryland Public Television’s “Your Money and Business!” Click here to learn more about the program.
Western Maryland, Economic Development Week Kickoff Summit, Rocky Gap Lodge, Flintstone, MD, 7:30 am Registration
Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties partner with the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland on a kickoff event featuring Secretary Christian S. Johansson and Donald C. Fry of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Please contact Patti Henry at TCCWMD at 301-689-1300 or by e-mail at to register.
OCTOBER 24TH – OCTOBER 28TH
Capital Region, City of Rockville, Various Locations and Times
Rockville casts a “Spotlight on Incubator Companies”! Recognizing the importance of the Rockville Innovation Center and Shady Grove Innovation Center companies to the economy, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and the City of Rockville will visit firms throughout the week. Click here for details.
Capital Region, Prince George’s County, The Country Club at Woodmore, Mitchellville, MD, 4-6 pm
Take this opportunity to meet your Prince George’s County Economic Development team at this festive evening reception. By Invitation Only
Eastern Shore, Somerset County, Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, MD, 5 – 7:30 pm
Get connected at this “All at Once Afterhours Business” event, hosted by the Somerset County Economic Development Commission.
Eastern Shore, Talbot County, 5 – 6:30 pm
Talbot County Economic Development, the Town of Easton Office of Economic Development, and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce salute successes at an Economic Development Week celebration held Eastern Shore Regional celebration, when they host an After Hours at Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., Conference Room, located at 28712 Glebe Road (off the Easton By Pass) from 3:45 to 5:30. The networking opportunity will be open to businesses in Talbot County in celebration of Economic Development week. By invitation only
Eastern Shore, Dorchester County, Safe Chain Solutions, LLC., 822 Chesapeake Drive in Cambridge, MD 5-7pm
Join us for a Business After Hours! By Invitation Only
Havre de Grace Economic Development Open Lunch with Patch.com
For Economic Development week, Havre de Grace Economic Development is having an open lunch with Patch.com where we will talk about ways to improve the business community. All are welcome to attend. Patch will be posting an invitation for any and all that are interested to join us for lunch on Tuesday October 25th at Laurrapin Grill.
Eastern Shore, Queen Anne’s County, Various Locations and Times
The Economic Development Commission and Kent Narrows Development Foundation highlight business entities at their meetings. A lunch time business seminar focusing on business credit cards rounds out the day. Contact
Capital Region, Frederick County, Location and Time to be announced
Tourism Council of Frederick County holds its 35th Anniversary member dinner
Central Region, Baltimore County, Catonsville, 10 a.m.
Celebration of new green headquarters for The Breadery, an artisinal bakery in Catonsville
418 Oella Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228
Capital Region, Prince George’s County, Various Locations, 10 am – 5 pm
Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III tours local businesses and promising development sites. By Invitation Only
Southern Maryland – Charles County, Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, MD, 8 am – 2 pm
Sharpen your business acumen at Charles County’s Economic Summit: “Harvesting Our Own:
Cultivating Growth & Job Creation from Within.” Register here.
Central Maryland, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 5-8pm
Join Downtown Partnership and the region’s most influential business, government, and community leaders for an evening of networking and a thought-provoking presentation by Harvard professor and author of Triumph of the City, Edward Glaeser. Register Here
Central Maryland, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, Timonium, MD, 7:30 am Registration
Has America Lost its Competitive Edge?Why Next Generation Manufacturing is Essential to Growing Maryland’s Economy. With Senate President Mike Miller & Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and leaders of business and business associations. Rapid Technologies – 3d printers demos Click here to learn more.
Central Maryland, Baltimore County, Bel Air, MD, 7:30 am
Harford County Chamber of Commerce members will have Business with Breakfast when they convene to discuss Networking 102: Social Media Law at John Carroll School in Bel Air/Harford County. Cost is $15 and open to Chamber members only.
Central Maryland, Baltimore County, Woodlawn, MD, 11:00 a.m.
Health IT Announcement at Federal Center in Woodlawn, 7142 Ambassador Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244
Eastern Shore, Queen Anne’s County, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD, 1 – 8 pm
Expand your network at the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Showcase. The Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Commission is a proud sponsor of the event. Register here.
Capital Region, Frederick County, Location and Time to be announced
Economic Development Partners Networking Event
MEDA Fall Conference, Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City, MD, 8 am
The celebration concludes at MEDA’s Fall Conference, featuring a 50th Anniversary retrospective of Maryland’s high impact projects, programs, and people. With a Keynote address by: Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States.
Conference Agenda (pdf file)
The Turf Valley Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
Proclaim Economic Development Week in your County, Region, City! Use this sample proclamation as your guide!
Mary Faye LaFaverPresentation
October 24, 2011 - October 28, 2011