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July 2019

2019 Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm
Columbus Center (IMET), 701 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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The Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of economic development. The course is designed to prepare participants for the challenges they face in the practice of developing communities. The course will highlight the key aspects in an economic developer’s career: Managing Economic Development Offices Strategic Planning Ethics Business Retention & Expansion Finance for Economic Development (This section will be taught as part of the MEDA Summer Conference. Registration for the conference is included in your Course…

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MEDA Young Leaders Group Event

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Alexander Brown Restaurant, 135 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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The MEDA Young Leaders Group will hold a July event to include a Tour and happy hour in downtown Baltimore.  Hosted and sponsored by Baltimore Development Corporation and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the tour will begin at the M&T Pop Up at 300 E. Pratt Street at 5pm. The Tour will end at The Alexander Brown Restaurant, where the event will be followed by happy hour. Young Leaders will be joined for the Happy Hour at the Restaurant by MEDA…

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2019 MEDA Summer Conference

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Arc of Frederick County at Market Street, 555 South Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
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FINANCING TOOLS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT A Tutorial for Business Assistance Our Summer Conference will focus on the nuts and bolts of core Federal, State and Local finance programs, with an emphasis on Traditional Tools, Access to Capital and Lending, Innovative Projects, Investment, and Federal Support Tools. Hear from speakers who will address the types of programs that are available and identify how they work independently and together. Attendees will learn how to identify the right program for their specific business’s…

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September 2019

IEDC Event: Neighborhood Development Strategies

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Indigo Baltimore, 24 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer…

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Governor’s Business Summit 2019

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Maryland is Open for Business: The Future of Our Workforce September 20 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Join Governor Hogan for the 2019 Maryland Governor’s Business Summit, featuring dynamic keynotes and sessions delving into one of the most important topics for businesses today – workforce. Speakers will share innovative approaches, partnerships and more to diversify, attract, train and develop their workforce. Find out what workers want, best practices on workforce development, and how to keep your workforce engaged.…

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October 2019

$100 – $125

Tech at the Gap: Elevating Intelligence 2019

October 10 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rocky Gap Casino & Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road
Flintstone, MD 21530 United States
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According to USA Today, there are 7.3 million people who work in the technology industry in the United States, and that number grows daily. Tech at the Gap is a one-day conference for web developers, digital marketing professionals, network and security specialists, managers, and anyone else who works in the tech industry. Think you can't get away from work to attend a tech conference? Nothing sparks creativity and productivity like getting out of the office to hear from engaging and informative…

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Economic Development Week 2019

October 20 - October 26

Overview 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. Recognition 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…

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TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo 2019

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, 20742 United States
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The annual Entrepreneur Expo brings together all of Maryland's various entrepreneurial resources across the State into one place at one time. The Expo draws 800+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, angel and venture capital investors, legislators and influencers. The day is jam-packed full of workshops, roundtable discussions, and pitch opportunities offering a great program for entrepreneurs to network, learn, and be inspired.

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November 2019

39th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit

November 6 - November 8
Rocky Gap Casino & Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road
Flintstone, MD 21530 United States
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Save the date! The 39th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit returns to Western Maryland November 6-8, 2019! MTTS is Maryland's annual tourism industry conference that brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry where business and public sector leaders convene, network and learn new strategies to advance Maryland's Tourism industry. The summit attracts more than 250 attendees who engage with a variety of keynote speakers on industry trends, legislative representatives during a tourism town hall, participate in interactive learning…

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December 2019

MEDA 2020 Awards Deadline

December 6
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