Elevating Economic Development across the State of Maryland

Economic Development Week 2017 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



Click the clinks below to check out some videos about Economic Development Week and what it has done for some of Maryland’s counties:

Economic Development Week

Washington County

Frederick County

Allegany County













The Bay Net: Maryland Economic Development Association to Bring its Fall Conference to St. Mary’s County

Frederick News Post: City of Frederick to participate in state’s annual Economic Development Week


Special Events During Economic Development Week

Frederick County’s 17th Annual Business Appreciation Week (October 23-28)

October 22, 2017 – U.S. National Oyster Feed (St. Mary’s County)

October 23, 2017 – MEDA Fall Conference 

October 23, 2017 – Workshop: Get DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliant with G2, Inc. (Anne Arundel County)

October 24, 2017- SWED 49th Annual Meeting

October 24, 2017 – Tech at the Gap ‘Leading the Charge 2017’

October 24, 2017 – Agricultural Tour – Multiple Stops in Anne Arundel County

October 24, 2017- Jarretsville Federal Savings & Loan Association Expansion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Harford County)

October 24, 2017- Streetcar 82 Event at 2:30 p.m., 4824 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville

October 24, 2017 – REDI Resource Meetup Event (R2M) 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Best Western Plus Rockville.

October 25, 2017 – Washington County Export Forum (8:30 – 1:30pm)

October 25, 2017- Agritourism: Mini Training Series Kick-Off  (Washington County)

October 25, 2017 – TEDCO’s Entrepreneurship Expo

October 25, 2017- Frederick County Chamber Expo  (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

October 25, 2017 – Discover Laurel

October 25-26, 2017- Washington  County Business Ambassadors county-wide business visits

October 26, 2017- How Small Retailers Can Survive in an Amazon World (1 p.m.-4 p.m.) (Cecil County)

October 26, 2017- IES Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. (Dorchester County)

October 26, 2017- Bus Shelter Ribbon Cutting at Aberdeen Train Station at 10 a.m. (Harford County OED, Harford Transit Link, City of Aberdeen)

October 26, 2017 – Multi-chamber Breakfast (Anne Arundel County)

October 26, 2017- Archer-Bull & Business of the Year Awards (Bel Air Board of Commissioners and the Economic & Community Development Commission

October 26, 2017 – Celebrating New Industries & Projects in Dorchester County (various events)

October 26, 2017 – Brokers Tour (by invitation only) Worcester County, MD

October 26, 2017 – Fort Detrick Alliance Networking Breakfast (Frederick County)

October 27, 2017 – Rural Economic Development Session for Lower Eastern Shore Sponsored by PNC Bank and Salisbury University (MEDA members and invitation only)


Here are a few communities that have already issued Proclamations for 2017!

State of Maryland
City of Frederick
City of Hyattsville
Kent County
Town of Bel Air
Talbot County
Worcester County
Washington County

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 (Word Doc)

Sample Proclamation (Word Doc) 


Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - Sat, Oct 28, 2017