2021 Economic Development Week in Maryland

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Economic Development Week in Maryland will emphasize 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. Listed below are the activities planned during Economic Development Week in Maryland (check back for weekly updates to this list).

The MEDA Foundation 14th Annual Silent Auction:

The MEDA Foundation 14th Annual Silent Auction will be held during 2021 Economic Development Week in Maryland! The virtual auction will start at 8:00am on Monday, October 25, and close at noon on Friday, October 29. We appreciate your support and participation in this virtual format. Funds raised will support our Lofton Scholarship Fund.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Margaret Bollhorst directly at 410-456-6459.

Signature Events:

October 28 – 2021 MEDA Rural Economic Development Session – Mid and Lower Shore


If you’re interested in sponsoring Economic Development Week in Maryland, please click here.





Media Coverage:

City of Hyattsville celebrates the local business community during Maryland’s 2021 Economic Development Week

MEDA Celebrates Economic Development Week in Maryland

MEDA Economic Development Week in Maryland Celebrates Resilience

Economic Development Week 2021: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation to Celebrate Maryland Economic Development Week Starting on October 25

MEDA hosts Rural Economic Development Session in Maryland

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman: Let’s get back to work

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Weekly Press Conference

Celebrating Business in Brunswick Week – October 25-29, 2021

Howard County Executive Ball Highlights Economic Development Week, Road to Recovery

Caroline County observes Economic Development Week

The City of College Park Celebrates Maryland’s Economic Development Week

Record Funding Invested in Montgomery County, Maryland Companies in 2021 Q1-Q3

Proclamations: (Please do not mail proclamations to the MEDA P. O. Box) Thank you!

State of Maryland

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Calvert County

Cecil County

Charles County

City of Brunswick

City of Frederick

City of Frostburg

City of Greenbelt

City of Hagerstown

City of Hyattsville

City of Rockville

Garrett County

Howard County

Kent County

Prince George’s County

Queen Anne’s County

Somerset County

St. Mary’s County


Town of Bel Air

Worcester County

Special Events:

October 25-29 – Frederick County: 2021 Business Appreciation Week

October 25 – City of Hyattsville Economic Development Report

October 25 – St. Mary’s County: 8a Certification and Doing Business With The Federal Government

October 26 – City of Hyattsville Business Spotlight

October 26 – Frederick County: Social Media Marketing

October 26 – Frederick County: Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

October 26 – Howard County: Pitch and Mingle: The Great Pumpkin Pitch!

October 26 – MEDA Young Leaders Improv (This is an exclusive MEDA Young Leaders event.)

October 26 – Montgomery County: PitchMasters Workshop

October 26 – St. Mary’s County: AeroPark Business Park and SMART Build

October 27 – Allegany County: Survival Tips For Business Owners

October 27 – Anne Arundel County: Inclusive Venture Program Graduation

October 27 – Cecil County: Manufacturers Leadership Summit

October 27 – Frederick County: Survival Tips For Business Owners

October 27 – FSC First: Preparing Required Loan Application Documents

October 27 – Garrett County: Job Fair

October 27 – City of Hyattsville Small Business Roundtable

October 27 – St. Mary’s County: NAWCAD Virtual Industry Day

October 27 – St. Mary’s County: Women in Agriculture 2021: Managing Your Finances Resiliently

October 27 – St. Mary’s County: Business After Hours

October 28 – BWI Business Partnership: Women’s Leadership Breakfast Series

October 28 – Calvert County: Intellectual Property in Government Contracts

October 28 – Prince George’s County: City of Hyattsville Behind the Scenes Tour

October 28 – Southern Maryland Innovates: Maryland Made: Manufacturers and Makers Trivia Night

October 29 – City of Hyattsville Certificates of Recognition

October 29 – Wicomico County: Salisbury University Shore Hatchery

Click here to learn about previous Economic Development Week in Maryland activities:


Mon, Oct 25, 2021 - Fri, Oct 29, 2021