Business Climate Commission Pushes Report Deadline to September 2015

A commission that has been appointed to examine the State’s business climate and make recommendations to keep Maryland competitive will continue meeting into the next year.  As reported by Fox 45 News,

Maryland lawmakers have extended a deadline for a commission to submit a report on the state’s business climate. House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller met recently with the commission’s chairman, Norman Augustine. They say they believe the panel’s work would benefit from more time and analysis with a specific focus on the state’s tax structure.

The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission was scheduled to issue its final report this December, but the deadline has been pushed to September 2015.

County economic development directors presented before the Commission earlier this year offering their suggestions for how the State can better support local economic development efforts. These suggestions included flexible grants and incentive tools, workforce training, and interdepartmental cooperation across state agencies.

To learn more about local economic development strategies and the importance of working together in partnership to achieve the State’s economic goals, attend the general session titled “Advancing Your Community…Techniques For Economic Development” to be held during the MACo Winter Conference.


  • Lawrence F. Twele, CEcD, President & CEO, Howard County Economic Development Authority
  • Laurie M. Boyer, CEcD, Director, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI)
  • Keasha N. Haythe, CEcD, Director, Dorchester County Economic Development
  • William H. Cole, President & CEO, Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)
Moderator:  The Honorable Adrienne A. Jones, Maryland House of Delegates
Date/Time: Thursday, January 8, 2015; 10:30 am – 11:45 am

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