Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation to Celebrate Maryland Economic Development Week Starting on October 25
Week-long celebration will include proclamation reading by Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, daily video series, minority business pitch event,
business visits, and more
Maryland Economic Development Week is designed to increase understanding of economic development’s contribution to the State’s business climate, job retention and growth, tax base, and overall quality of life. As an official sponsor of the week, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) will be highlighting how some of the major economic sectors in the region drive economic development in Anne Arundel County, as well as how specific programs and services help the county’s and state’s diverse businesses start and grow.
October 25 – October 29, 2021
AAEDC Social Media Channels:
AAEDC will be promoting the following content, including videos from the following individuals and numerous events, on its social media channels:
October 25, 2021:
- Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman proclaiming October 25-29 as Maryland Economic Development Week.
- Ben Birge, AAEDC President & CEO, discussing the importance of economic development programs and services to Anne Arundel County with WNAV radio
(airing live on October 22, 2021).
October 26, 2021:
- County Executive Pittman announcing a new grant program available to businesses affected by Tropical Storm Ida, and three Anne Arundel County business owners discussing how three different grant programs helped them during the COVID-19 pandemic, during the county executive’s weekly press briefing via Zoom.
- Anita Dewling, AAEDC Business Development Associate, discussing how the region’s tourism and health care sectors drive economic development in Anne Arundel County.
- Birge and Dewling presenting a citation and delivering remarks at the grand opening of the new Health & Life Sciences at Anne Arundel Community College.
October 27, 2021
- Keasha Haythe, AAEDC Business Development Associate, discussing the meaning of and importance of economic development, especially as it relates to small businesses and minority-, woman-, and Veteran-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County
- Steve Adams, AAEDC Marketing & Outreach Manager, presenting a citation at the ribbon cutting for Chesapeake Urology in Annapolis.
- County Executive Pittman, Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz, and City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley delivering opening remarks at AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP) Graduation & Pitch Day via Zoom. Launched in January 2021, IVP aims to help small businesses and minority-, woman-, and Veteran-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County grow by offering a robust menu of resources including education, access to capital, and mentorship.
October 28, 2021
- Wes MacQuilliam, AAEDC Business Development Associate, discussing how restaurant, retail, and real estate sectors drive economic development in Anne Arundel County.
- Rosa Cruz, AAEDC Vice President of Communications, discussing how the region’s cybersecurity sector drives economic development in Anne Arundel County.
October 29, 2021
- Lisa Barge, AAEDC Business Development Associate, discussing how the region’s growers and producers drive economic development in Anne Arundel County.
- Candace Pruett, Business Counselor at the Maryland Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and Luis Diaz-Colorado, Bilingual Business Counselor at MSBDC, discussing the wide array of no-cost business consulting services that MSBDC offers to help small businesses start and grow in Anne Arundel County.
CONTACT: Steve Adams, email@example.com.
About the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Founded in 1993, the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. AAEDC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for business growth in Anne Arundel County, thereby increasing job opportunities, expanding the tax base, and improving citizens’ quality of life. To do so, it provides the public with a host of services including financing, site selection assistance, permitting and zoning guidance, workforce development support, community revitalization, market research, and small business counseling and resources. On a larger scale, AAEDC plays a vital role in enhancing commercial districts, improving infrastructure, and both growing and promoting business sectors such technology, agriculture, and maritime within the county. To learn more, visit www.aaedc.org.