How To “Do” Economic Development in Maryland

The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is hosting a primer on Econ Dev 101 “tools” for members and non-members alike. Register for this May 25-26 offering.

2021 MEDA Primer for Economic Development in Maryland
Date: May 25-26, 2021
Where: Online
Cost: $40 for Members and $80 for Non-Members

Join MEDA for a virtual training that has been created to provide participants an introduction and overview of how Maryland practices economic development. Course attendees will quickly develop a network of resources to link contacts, all while building camaraderie among participants to further Maryland’s economic development team. This course is designed for those who are new to economic development in Maryland, in addition to strategic partners in collaborative industries. Find out how economic development transforms lives by creating opportunities, inspiring innovation, and enriching communities. Together we can work to make a brighter, more prosperous future for the state of Maryland!

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MEDA Primer for Economic Development in Maryland – Panel Highlights

Our moderator will provide an overview of how state and local representatives work together, and break down the scenarios for how specialized programs depend on the jurisdiction, the company, and the overall needs of the community.

Presenters will provide a discussion of varying approaches for business startups, growth, retention and attraction, from the perspective of the state and rural, suburban and urban communities. The panel will address significant elements of what goes in to the business development process depending on the jurisdiction, the project, and the requirements of the company. Speakers will share case studies to show the key elements of a project.


  • Keasha Haythe, CEcD, Business Development Director, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation


  • Dave Ryan, Executive Director, Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development
  • Kim Clark, Executive Vice President, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Darrell Brown, Director, Charles County Economic Development Department
  • Jayson Knott, Senior Director, Business Development, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Amy Seitz, Director, Community Access and Partnership, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development


Join MEDA to plug in to more resources for Economic Development and leveraging public/private partnerships.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties