Elevating Economic Development across the State of Maryland

Economic Development Week 2018

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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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Media Coverage:

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

Economic Development Week

Allegany County

City of Hagerstown

Special Events:

October 20-21st: Autumn Wine Festival – Salisbury

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

October 22: Small Business Exit Strategies and Transition – Westminster

October 22: Brown Bag Lunch Workshop – Calvert County

October 23: “A Passion for Service” (How to Win Customers, Reduce Lost Sales And Build Company Wide Customer Obsession) – Westminster

October 23: Understanding Accounting and Financial Statements – Westminster

October 23 – 26th: AURP’s 2018 International Conference – College Park

October 23: Economic Development Open House – Prince Frederick

October 23: Understanding Accounting and Financial Statements – Westminster

October 24: Tech at the Gap 2018 – Rocky Gap

October 24: Innovation Center Wall Breaking – Columbia

October 24: FSC First Power Panel Series: Positioning Yourself for Equity – Largo

October 24: Queen Anne’s County Business Networking Opportunity – Stevensville

October 24: SBA Government 8(A) Certification Workshop – Annapolis

October 24: Developing An Effective Business Plan – Baltimore

October 25: NAWCAD Industry Day – California (MD)

October 25: Small Business Marketing Workshop – Westminster

October 25: Ready, Set, Go! – Westminster

October 25: Fort Detrick Alliance Technology Showcase – Frederick

October 25: 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference – McHenry

October 25: City of Hyattsville Economic Development Week Press Event – Hyattsville

October 25: Ready, Set, GROW! Workshop in Baltimore City – Baltimore

October 25 – 26th: Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Conference – Gaithersburg

October 25: Chamber PM Connections – Westminster

FEATURED EVENT: October 26th – Highlighting Economic Development & Higher Education – Salisbury University

October 26 – Frederick Bus Trip – Frederick

October 26 – Maryland STEM Festival – Locations around Maryland


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

  • State of Maryland
  • Calvert County
  • City of Cumberland
  • City of Hagerstown
  • City of Havre de Grace
  • City of Hyattsville
  • Garrett County
  • Town of Bel Air
  • Town of Elkton
  • Allegany County
  • Caroline County
  • Kent County
  • Washington County

Press Releases / Proclamation Samples

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)

Click here to learn about previous Economic Development Week activities:


Sun, Oct 21, 2018 - Sat, Oct 27, 2018