Elevating Economic Development across the State of Maryland

Economic Development Week 2018


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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Special Events:

October 21 – 22nd: MEDA Fall Conference – Rocky Gap



Let us know when you’ve received a proclamation for Economic Development Week 2018 and we’ll be sure to promote it!


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) 


October 21 - October 27