A coalition of rural counties wants to get the word out about the importance of rural counties to Maryland’s economy. To that end, the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition plans an economic summit for Nov. 15 in Annapolis at the Governor Calvert House.
The keynote speaker will be Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group, Inc., who will speak on the topic “The Economic Impact and importance of Maryland’s Rural communities.” The summit will be part of the organization’s annual meeting, said Allegany County Commission President Michael McKay, the chairman of the rural counties organization.
Basu is a well-known economic analyst who has worked for a variety of government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A roundtable with legislators and interest group representatives is also scheduled for the meeting, along with the election of officers. The coalition will also determine its legislative priorities for the 2014 General Assembly session, McKay said at the Allegany County Commission meeting last week.