Elevating Economic Development across the State of Maryland

Economic Development Week 2019

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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:

Special Events:

October 20: Economic Development Week Kickoff

FEATURED EVENT: October 20-21: MEDA Fall Conference (in partnership with the Rural Economic Development Session – sponsored by PNC Bank)

  • Includes a Tour of Easton
  • Happy Hour Reception at Scossa

October 21-24: Washington County Business Appreciation Week

October 21-25: Maryland Economic Development Week: It Takes a Villiage Video Podcast Series

October 22: Mount Airy Resourceful Entrepreneur Series – Making The Most Of Your Marketing Toolkit

October 22: Economic Development Week Proclamation

October 22: Queen Anne’s County Business Success Roundtable

October 22: St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Event: NAWCAD Industry Day

October 23: Neighborhood BusinessWorks session in Southern Maryland

October 23: Worcester County Economic Development: Networking Mixer

October 23: Mountain Maryland Marketing Summit

October 23: St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Event: October Hangar Party!

October 23: St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Event: Business After Hours

October 24: Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to be an Effective Ally

October 24: Cecil County Event: 2019 Growth & Development Symposium

October 24: Somerset County Event: Business After Hours

October 24: Ready, Set, Go!

October 24: Cyber Risks and Liability Insurance – How to Protect Your Business in 2019

October 24: Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Economic Symposium

October 24: Pitchcraft: Downtown Frederick

October 24: St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Business Walk

October 25: Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development Annual Meeting

October 25: SWOT Analysis Workshop – Identify Your Business’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats

October 25: Easton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

October 25: Shore Hatchery Business Competition

October 25: Carroll Co Chamber of Commerce 95th Anniversary Gala

October 29: TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo 2019


Let us know when you’ve received a proclamation for Economic Development Week 2019 and we’ll be sure to promote it!

  • State of Maryland
  • Cecil County
  • City of Easton
  • City of Hyattsville
  • City of Laurel
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Talbot County
  • Town of Bel Air
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • Worcester 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 20, 2019 - Sat, Oct 26, 2019