Maryland Announces Four New Sustainable Communities

Owen McEvoy

New Carrollton, MD (April 18, 2019) – Three Eastern Shore towns and one community in Carroll County have been named Maryland’s newest Sustainable Communities. With the addition of East New Market, Finksburg, Galena, and Hebron, the Smart Growth Subcabinet has designated 116 Sustainable Communities across Maryland since the creation of the program in 2010. Sustainable Community designations…

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Hogan Administration Announces Additional $700,000 to Support Ellicott City Recovery Plan

Owen McEvoy

New Carrollton, Md. (April 17, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced $700,000 in additional funding to continue supporting recovery efforts in Ellicott City. The funding will support Howard County’s recently announced second phase of the EC Safe and Sound plan. The plan seeks to ensure public safety, support business and property…

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MARYLAND’S NEW TOURISM AD CAMPAIGN INVITES VISITORS TO BE ‘OPEN FOR IT’

Karen Glenn Hood

Campaign aims to boost overnight stays, showcases the state’s water and culinary experiences BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has unveiled a new ad campaign built around the tagline ‘Maryland – Open For It.’The campaign encourages prospective visitors to stay overnight and enjoy a range of the state’s water and…

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John Wasilisin Named Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program CEO/Executive Director

Sandy Sponaugle

The Hon. Joshua Gotbaum, Chair of the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, announced that John Wasilisin will be the new Executive Director & CEO of Maryland$aves. Mr. Wasilisin, a Marylander, has broad leadership experience working with both business and government. He previously served as President and COO at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),…

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David Petr, Montgomery’s Economic Development Head, To Step Down

Alessia Grunberger

David Petr announced he is stepping down as president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.​ in September. ROCKVILLE, MD — David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., is resigning. The economic development head announced he will step down and move to Texas for “family reasons” at the…

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Dr. Pradeep Ganguly Awarded the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame

Asheesh M. Jain

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, the Founder and CEO of MKK-USA, has won the “2019 “Hall of Fame” award from the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA: www.medamd.com).  MEDA is a highly respected and economic development organization of Maryland, USA. All EDOs, business leaders, consultants and economic development professionals belong to this state-wide organization.     Meda…

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County to receive economic development award

Mike Lewis

Washington County’s Making Connections Campaign will receive an award from the Maryland Economic Development Association later this month. The MEDA Awards will be held on April 29 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge. At the event, the county’s business development and public relations teams will accept an award for Economic Development Marketing for…

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MARYLAND SITE UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FACILITY

Maureen Kilcullen

USDA Agricultural Research Center Beltsville campus being evaluated for new production facility BALTIMORE, MD (April 3, 2019) –The Maryland Department of Commerce today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) that it is evaluating a 100-acre parcel on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Prince George’s County as the potential location…

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SMITHFIELD FOODS TO ESTABLISH DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN CECIL COUNTY, CREATE 240 MARYLAND JOBS

Lisa Martin

Global food company employs more than 40,000 in the United States BALTIMORE, MD (April 1, 2019) – Smithfield Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County, creating 240 new jobs. The 420,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be constructed in…

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MARYLAND COMMERCE SECRETARY NAMES TWO SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

Karen Glenn Hood

Signe Pringle will oversee business development and Tom Riford will lead tourism, marketing and communications BALTIMORE, MD (March 29, 2019) – Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz has named two assistant secretaries who will play key roles in attracting, retaining, and growing businesses in the state and promoting Maryland as a great place to…

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