Talking Economic Development in a Post-Pandemic Economy at #MACoCon

COVID-19 forced many disruptions to business as we knew it. Some are struggling to recover and the innovation COVID required has allowed some to expand and thrive. The shifting world of work, labor shortages, and economic uncertainties are making the economic development work counites do more challenging than ever.

paper with a graph showing stock growth in foreground with a paper with columns of numbers in the backgroundEconomic Development – Taking Care of Business Post Pandemic

As the focus shifts to restoring our state and local economies in a manner that is safe equitable, and prosperous for everyone, economic development and tourism agencies are working to implement innovative, adaptable, and sustainable approaches to confront the new realities facing Maryland businesses. What is the county role in helping businesses to restart, restructure, and reignite? Join this session to hear about new opportunities and best practices for fostering a swift, sustainable economic turnaround.


  • Lora Brown, Deputy Director, Maryland Small Business Development Center Network
  • Kelly Robertson-Slagle, Director of Economic Development, Calvert County
  • Danny Thompson, Executive Director, Somerset County Economic Development Corporation
  • Larry Twele, CEcD, Chief Executive Officer, Howard County Economic Development Authority

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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