Elevating Economic Development across the State of Maryland

Economic Development Week 2016 Copy

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

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Worcester County Economic Development

Media Coverage

Special Events

Governor Hogan & Secretary Gill Participate in Trade Mission to Israel
Week of September 19, 2016

Washington County Business Development Loves My Business
Week of September 19, 2016

WBC Presents – Cyber Security – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Biz
Rockville, Maryland Women’s Business Center
September 19, 2016

What’s on Tap: Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs & Micro-Manufacturing
Baltimore, Baltimore Metropolitan Council
September 19, 2016

Harford Hospitality Luncheon @ the main governmental building
September 19, 2016

Town Council Meeting: Town of Bel Air
September 19, 2016

Frederick Downtown Connectors
September 20, 2016

Havre de Grace – Business Appreciation Activities
all week (September 19-23)

Business Before Hours – 2016 Business & Industry Recognition
McHenry, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce & Garrett County Office of Economic Development
September 20, 2016

Susquehanna Workforce Network (SWN) Large-Business Focus Group Luncheon at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace
September 20, 2016

Tech Council of Maryland – Medical Tech Roundtable
Rockville, Tech Council of Maryland
September 20, 2016

GBC: Economic Development Committee meeting
Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Committee
September 20, 2016

WBC Presents – Create an Unstoppable Holistic Business
Rockville, Maryland Women’s Business Center
September 20, 2016

Doing Business with Colombia
September 21, 2016

Business Appreciation Happy Hour
Havre de Grace, Harve de Grace Office of Economic Development & Harve de Grace Chamber of Commerce
September 20, 2016 (5–7pm)

Annual Joint Chamber Mix & Mingle (Frederick County and Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)
September 21, 2016

Tri County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Meeting and Tour of Smith Island
September 21, 2016

Anne Arundel County: Economic Forum
September 21, 2016

Korean International Trade Association Luncheon
Annapolis, World Trade Center Institute
September 21, 2016

WBC Presents – What a Small Biz Needs to Know about Taxes
Rockville, Maryland Women’s Business Center
September 21, 2016

Workshop: Understanding the EdTech Market
Towson, TU Incubator
September 21, 2016

Ignite Carroll 5
September 21, 2016

HCEDA’s International Business Roundtable: Doing Business With Colombia
Columbia, MD | Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship
September 21, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM

Network with the Global Business Community
Global Chamber Baltimore, Columbia
September 21, 2016

MEDA Fall Conference: Global Maryland
Clarksville, Maryland Economic Development Association
September 22, 2016

Upper Shore Regional Council Meeting & Poultry Industry Tour
September 22, 2016

CoWork Frederick: Show & Tell
September 22, 2016

REDI Resource Meetup (R2M)
Rockville, Rockville Economic Development. Inc.
September 22, 2016

Harford Chamber of Commerce Award Ceremony
Belcamp, Harford Chamber of Commerce
September 22, 2016

Thirsty (For Business) Thursday!
Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
September 22, 2016

Hagerstown Community College: Women in Business
September 23, 2016

Bacon, Business, and Breakfast
Hagerstown, Washington County Department of Business Development
September 23, 2016 (7:30-9am)

Council of Past Presidents Meeting
Howard County, Maryland Economic Development Association
September 23, 2016

Harford County: End of Week Celebration
at Independent Brewing Company in downtown Bel Air
September 23, 2016

BWI Business Partnership: September Signature Breakfast: Tom Geddes ‘Redeveloping Port Covington’
Hanover, BWI Business Partnership, Inc.
September 23, 2016

Animal Biotech Summit
September 23, 2016

Berlin Fiddlers Convention
Berlin, Berlin Chamber of Commerce
September 23-25, 2016

See Activities Our Members Hosted During 2015 »


Download a sample proclamation to use in your community [Word Doc]

Here are a few communities that have already issued Proclamations for 2016!

  • State of Maryland – Proclamation by Governor Hogan
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore County
  • City of Baltimore
  • Town of Bel Air
  • Cecil County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • City of Hagerstown
  • Harford County
  • City of Havre de Grace
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Prince George’s County
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • City of Salisbury
  • St. Mary’s County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
  • Worcester County

Sample Proclamation

If your community is issuing a proclamation, please email us at info@medamd.com so we can add it to the list.

Press Releases

Click below to download a template press release about economic development in your community. Fill in the blanks about your organization and the Economic Development Week event activity or event you are planning and send to your media contacts.

Press Release Template


Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - Fri, Sep 23, 2016