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2013 Economic Development Week

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Why Economic Development Week
Economic Development Week will emphasize to the general public the importance of economic development for the State of Maryland. The week is designed to increase an understanding of economic development’s contribution to the State’s business climate, job retention and growth, the tax base and the overall quality of life in Maryland.

Economic development will take center stage in counties, cities and towns throughout Maryland when proclamations are made heralding the significant projects that have made Maryland a great place to live, work and play. Recognizing the dedicated work of economic developers is a primary focus of the effort.


MEDA News about Economic Development Week & the Fall Conference:

WYPR – Can a Good Sense of Place Lead to Actual Cents?

COMCAST Newsmakers


Dorchester County Unveils New Marketing Initiative During Economic Development Week

Star Democrat: Caroline County Celebrates Economic Development Week

DBED Blog:  13 ways ‘place making’ impacts economic development

DBED Blog: Maryland Economic Development Association promotes ‘place making’

MEDA Blogs about Economic Development Week:

Get Involved During Economic Development Week – by Laurie Boyer, CEcD

Prince George’s County – Preparing for Economic Development Week – by Angela Wright.

Comcast Lends Support for Economic Development Week – by Sean Looney


Schedule of Events: 

September 30 – October 4, 2013:  Baltimore County Economic Development Week Activities

September 30 – October 4, 2013: Caroline County Economic Development Week Activities

September 30 – October 4, 2013: Cecil County Economic Development Week Activities

September 30-October 4, 2013: Pre-Event Team Training (for Deep Creek 2014) in Garrett County

September 30-October 4, 2013:  Rockville is hosting “Speed Counseling” for Incubator Companies –  Participants include: Maryland Women’s Business Center, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, Montgomery County Business Innovation Network, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, The Bio Maryland Center, The Montgomery Business Development Corporation

September 30, 2013: Prince George’s County EDC/FSC Open House

October 1, 2013: MEDA Fall Conference in Frederick, MD

October 1, 2013: Dorchester County unveils new branding initiative ‘water moves us’

October 1, 2013:  Conversation with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker

October 1, 2013: Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Open House

October 2-3, 2013: Tri-County Council of Western Maryland – Summit

October 2, 2013:  Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Mixer

October 2, 2013: The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Awards Ceremony

October 3, 2013: Spotlight on Sector:  Sector-Based Strategies for Workforce Development

October 3, 2013: Dorchester County – Business Appreciation at the gallery

October 3, 2013: Annapolis EDC Open House

October 4, 2013: Dorchester County Free Workshop Helps Job Seekers Sharpen Skills

October 4, 2013: RMI’s Manufacturing Day

October 4, 2013:  Talbot County Economic Development Week Business Tours

October 4, 2013:  The Greater Cumberland Committee – Membership Meeting (Members-only)

Need ideas for 2013?  Take a look at some of the activities that occured in 2012 and 2011.


Proclamations of Economic Development Week:

  • Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Allegany County
  • Baltimore County
  • Caroline County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • City of Annapolis
  • City of Frederick
  • City of Hagerstown
  • City of Havre de Grace
  • Dorchester County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • Somerset County
  • St. Mary’s County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Worcester County

If your county or city has issued a proclamation of Economic Development Week 2013, please let us know so we can add to this list.


Mon, Sep 30, 2013 - Fri, Oct 4, 2013

Conference Sponsors

The 2013 Economic Development Week Sponsors