Economic Development Week highlights forward momentum in Maryland

Statewide economic initiatives to be spotlighted from October 26-31 

Baltimore, Maryland – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), in partnership with counties and municipalities throughout the state, announces its fourth annual Economic Development Week. Held from Sunday, October 26 through Friday, October 31 this year, Economic Development Week spotlights the initiatives improving business retention, job growth and the overall quality of life for Maryland’s citizens.

The MEDA Fall Conference & Showcase kick off the festivities on October 26 at Rocky Gap in Cumberland. Highlighting Maryland’s momentum as a manufacturing powerhouse, the event begins with a Manufacturing Showcase at 1 p.m., featuring Maryland-made products, food, and networking. The MEDA Fall Conference will deepen the dialogue among industry professionals on October 27 as we explore Maryland’s manufacturing sectors on the move. Pacesetters throughout the industry will share game-changing opportunities within the global economy.

“Maryland’s economic development professionals help transform lives and catalyze local economies,” said MEDA President Lawrence F. Twele, CEcD. “They create opportunities, inspire innovation and enrich our communities in powerful ways. Economic Development Week highlights these efforts and encourages collaboration within our communities.”

MEDA’s Economic Development Week is sponsored by Comcast, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). Additional MEDA Fall Conference sponsors include the Allegany County Department of Economic and Community Development; the City of Cumberland Economic Development office; the Garrett County Office of Economic Development; the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Rocky Gap (in-kind); and the Washington County Department of Business Development.

To explore the full range of Economic Development Week activities planned and to register for the Fall Conference, please


About MEDA:

MEDA enhances the knowledge and skills of its members and encourages partnerships and networking among those committed to bringing jobs and investment to Maryland. In addition to quarterly conferences, members have access to opportunities, discounts and scholarships for professional development. They may also participate in awards programs that highlight innovative economic development, redevelopment and marketing projects and programs in the state of Maryland.



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