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October 2018

2018 MEDA Fall Conference

October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - October 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Rocky Gap Casino & Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road
Flintstone, MD 21530 United States
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This conference will be the kickoff for Economic Development Week!   Click here to download the draft agenda! FALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sunday, October 21, 2018 (3pm - 6:30pm) in downtown Cumberland 3:00pm – 4:30pm Discover Cumberland Main Street! Join the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Main Street Maryland program with a tour of one of the state’s first designated Main Streets! Designated a Main Street Maryland community in 1998,…

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Highlighting Economic Development and Higher Education in Maryland

October 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Salisbury University, Assembly Hall (AC 460) on the 4th Floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons
Salisbury, MD United States
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Join us for the third installment in a series of conversations that highlight the positive impact of the partnership that exists in Maryland between our leaders in economic development and higher education. Throughout the nine counties of the Eastern Shore, robust partnerships between businesses, local governments, and our colleges and universities are yielding many positive results. Salisbury University and its Franklin P. Perdue School of Business are playing a vital role by supporting business and industry in the region. The…

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November 2018

2018 MEDA Event: Engaging With Your Elected Officials

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC), 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Please join MEDA for a Professional Development Seminar "Engaging With Your Elected Officials" Facilitated by Sean M. Looney, Vice President, State Government Affairs Comcast NBC Universal Sean has been chief lobbyist for major companies in Annapolis for 24 years, and has also lobbied the US Congress, Federal Communications Commission and the New Jersey General Assembly.  He will discuss the nuts and bolts of the legislative process as well as how to be most effective in communicating with state elected and…

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February 2019

2019 Economic Development Day in Annapolis

February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Miller Senate Building, Presidents Conference Center West, 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD United States
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Join us for MEDA’s Annual Economic Development Day in Annapolis. Economic Development Day, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, brings together elected and appointed officials from around the state with economic development professionals for one day to celebrate and explore efforts to bring jobs and investment to Maryland. As we gather in the state capital, there is a special focus on the role of public policy in creating an environment that puts Maryland in a competitive position with…

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March 2019

2019 Primer for Economic Development in Maryland

March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Loyola University Maryland – Columbia Campus, Program 230, 8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, Maryland 21045
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Join MEDA for a one-day training that has been created to provide participants an introduction and overview of how Maryland practices economic development. Course attendees will quickly develop a network of resources and link people and faces, all while building camaraderie among participants to further Maryland’s economic development team. This course is designed for those who are new to economic development in Maryland, in addition to strategic partners in collaborative industries. Find out how economic development transforms lives by creating…

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Neighborhood BusinessWorks Visit

March 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store, 5123 Baltimore Avenue, 2nd floor
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
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Neighborhood BusinessWorks:  Hyattsville Edition Click here to download the PowerPoint from the event. Creating Economic Development Opportunities Across Maryland MEDA is pleased to partner with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to share with its members information on how to inspire innovation and enrich their communities utilizing the Department’s Neighborhood BusinessWorks program to support new and growing businesses. For nearly 25 years, the Neighborhood BusinessWorks program has provided over $100 million to support more than 700 projects and…

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April 2019

2019 MEDA Annual Conference

April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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Transforming Lives through Inclusive Economic Development How a Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development Enriches Communities Join us at the 2019 Annual Conference for an engaging look at how economic development can transform lives and communities through diversity and inclusion. Across Maryland, communities are increasingly diverse – in culture, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, income and skill levels. The challenge for economic development professionals is to develop strategies that create opportunities, jobs and wealth creation across the spectrum of…

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July 2019

2019 MEDA Summer Conference

July 24, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Economic Development Week 2019

October 20, 2019 - October 26, 2019

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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2019 MEDA Fall Conference

October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Tidewater Inn, 101 East Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601 United States
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MEDA presents the 2019 Fall Conference – Defining Your Community Identity -  in partnership with the Rural Economic Development Session, sponsored by PNC Bank. Each community has a unique vibe with distinct commercial centers designed, organized and promoted to create a sense of livability.  Economic Developers are charged with identifying and enhancing those unique features to help the community attract new businesses that seek to locate and grow there.  But, how do you assess your community, strategically plan for and attract the right…

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