A New Face Proposed for Baltimore County’s Economic Development Department

Will Anderson

As reported in the Baltimore News Journal, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Monday proposed a new department name and department head nominee for the County’s economic development agency.

Under legislation that he will submit to the County Council, the Department of Economic Development would be renamed the Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

“Although this may appear to be a minor name change, it actually reflects a significant shift in focus for Baltimore County,” said County Executive Kamenetz. “As I meet with employers, they consistently tell me that jobs are available, but they need employees with a specific set of skills to fill those jobs. The County must serve the employment needs of its existing employers, helping them grow. . . Providing a steady stream of well-trained workers will be job one in Baltimore County’s economic development plan.”

County Executive Kamenetz is nominating Will Anderson, currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, as Director of the new department.

County Executive Kamenetz serves on MACo’s Board of Directors.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore News Journal.