2021 MEDA Summer Conference

Real Estate Development and Reuse There’s a special feeling about taking something old and making it new again. Case study, after case study has shown that when vacant and often challenging commercial properties are transitioned in to productive reuses, there is a positive ripple effect leading to community stability, increased sustainability and positive economic development....

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IEDC: Economic Development Strategic Planning

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and...

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MACo 2021 Summer Conference

Roland Powell Convention Center Ocean City, MD

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. All aspects of modern life have been affected – public health, of course, but also how we conduct business, educate our schoolchildren, and govern our communities. Some of these will return to “normal,” but some changes will be with us forever. The socio-economic impacts are still unfolding, but...

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Project Opportunity Eastern Shore Fall 2021 Orientation Session

FREE ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR VETERANS Is Entrepreneurship the right choice for you? Do you have a business idea but not sure where to start? Do you have a business and want to take it to the next level? Are you a Veteran small business owner looking to expand? Want to know more, register for the...

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IEDC: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies

This multi-faceted course explores the core aspects of entrepreneurial and small business development including value-add partnerships, technical assistance programs, financing, business incubation and more. Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. In this course, you will learn the financial...

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IEDC: Workforce Development Strategies

MEDA Members can attend at the IEDC Member rate. Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to...

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2nd Annual Maryland Economic Resilience and Disaster Recovery Conference

Maryland Innovation Center 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, Maryland

This is a once-a-year opportunity for Emergency Managers, Economic Developers, and their Private Sector Partners to exchange business cards and discuss ways to improve disaster recovery and economic resilience in Maryland. Register Now to Join Us Next Week! 9 AM to 2 PM | Thursday, September 9, 2021 Location: Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) Howard County...

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2021 MEDA Fall Conference


This year, the theme of the Fall Conference will be Economic Recovery – Best Practices in Small Business & Workforce Trends Moving Forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activity across the nation, and communities are looking to strategize for long-term recovery. This conference aims to identify creative and innovative programs that can speak to...

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Project Restore Infomation Session

MEDA MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering $25 million through Project Restore to provide financial support to Maryland’s new or expanding businesses to help incentivize commercial investment in vacant retail and commercial properties. This information session is for MEDA members in partnership with DHCD. Please join us for...

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IEDC: Economic Development Credit Analysis

This hands-on course presents business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. You will learn how to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs and increased productivity. Course participants will also perform credit analysis by determining how...

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