2024 MEDA Winter Conference
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MEDA Winter Conference
When: January 11, 2024
Location: Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD
2024 Legislative Outlook For Economic Development
The 2024 MEDA Winter Conference, held on January 11th at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, MD, was a great success! The conference provided a unique opportunity to learn about pivotal economic development legislation from esteemed leaders in both the public and private sectors. The event began with a warm welcome to Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis from Amy Gowan, CEO of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive, Stephan Rice, Economic Development Manager of the City of Annapolis, and Gavin Buckley, Mayor of Annapolis, followed by the MEDA Business Meeting. Next was the Maryland Business Leadership Report, where distinguished professionals discussed the current state of business in Maryland and shared their insights on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Tiffany Harvey, Principal of Cornerstone Government Affairs, moderated the panel which consisted of Mark Anthony Thomas, President/CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Mary Kane, President/CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Theresa Brown Kuhns, Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Municipal League, Jack McDougle, President/CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Michael Sanderson, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Counties.
The afternoon continued with Maryland’s Legislative Outlook, where panelists shared their perspectives on the legislative landscape in Maryland and discussed the potential impact of upcoming policy changes on Maryland’s business community. Tammi Thomas, Chief Development and Marketing Officer at TEDCO and VP of the Board of Directors for MEDA, moderated this panel. It was made up of Honorable Malcolm Augustine, Senate President Pro Tem, Honorable Stephen Hershey, Jr., Senate Minority Leader, Honorable David Moon, House Majority Leader, and Honorable Jason Buckel, House Minority Leader. The conference concluded with the keynote address, which was delivered by Governor Wes Moore, where he stated, “If you want to have a growing economy, make sure everyone is growing in that economy.”
We extend our sincere appreciation to all sponsors for their invaluable expertise and contributions.