MEDA Members’ Corner: Hao Nguyen

Hao Nguyen, Digital Marketing Coordinator, TEDCO

Explain your background in economic development
Working for TEDCO will be my first experience working in economic development.

What are your key priorities within your current position?
My priorities include the upkeep of our website, managing out social media, and creating a robust online presence.

Does one particular project spark your excitement? If so, describe it below.
One of the projects I am particularly looking forward to is the creation of a recording studio in our offices to film interviews for our TEDCO Talks series. It’s my first real big project and I have so many ideas for it. I can’t wait to get to it and solve any problems that come up.

What professional pressures keep you up at night?
Helping putting together our Entrepreneur Expo virtually for the first time.

What attributes are unique to your community?
I would say friendliness and understanding are unique to us.

What are your locality’s top three “selling points” for future growth?
1. Great talent pool of people.
2. Support from

If you could wave a magic wand, what would you want to work with MEDA on to move Maryland forward?
I want to help MEDA make Maryland and the DMV region the Silicon Valley of the East.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with MEDA and your fellow members?
I look forward to working with everyone at MEDA and getting to know the Maryland economic development ecosystem more.

Please include any personal background information that you’d like to share (Alma mater, Military Service, hobbies, etc)
I attended UMD – College Park.

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