Anne Arundel Launches Micro Grants for Ida Disaster Recovery

Yesterday, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) launched the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help local businesses recover from damages caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The DRMPG will provide grants of up to $5,000 to Anne Arundel County businesses that experienced damage and pause in operations caused by the September tropical storm and tornado. The program is funded with $25,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD…

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Anne Arundel Announces Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program

Grants of up to $5,000 available to Anne Arundel County businesses affected by Tropical Storm Ida Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) today announced the launch of the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help businesses recover from the tropical storm and tornado that struck the region on Wednesday, September 1. “We are extremely thankful that the tornado did not lead to any loss of life…

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Washington Seeks Nominations of Veteran-owned Businesses for Recognition

Washington County is celebrating veterans by seeking nominations of local, Veteran-owned businesses to promote on their website and social media. Thursday, November 11 is Veterans Day, and many Maryland counties will be celebrating and honoring service members and their families. According to a County press release: To celebrate Veterans Day, the Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department invites the public to nominate local, Veteran-owned businesses in Washington County to be highlighted on Washington County Government…

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Winter #MACoCon Details Are Here – View the Registration Brochure!

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” on Dec 8-10, 2021, will bring together more than 600 leaders in the private and public sectors to discuss how to prepare for the changes on the horizon in Maryland.  View the Registration Brochure to see the full schedule, along with session titles and descriptions. Topics to be discussed include: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cannabis Broadband Social Media 2022 General Assembly Opioids Post-Pandemic Workplace Highway User Revenue…

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SBA Disaster Assistance for MD Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Ida Now Available

Maryland businesses and residents affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Details on the loan program are now available, following a recent announcement from Governor Larry Hogan that $4 million in SBA loans will be provided for the state under a SBA disaster declaration for the region. The disaster declaration covers Anne Arundel, Cecil and Montgomery…

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Charles County Appoints Robertson-Slagle as Economic Development Director

Charles County Administrator Mark Belton announced the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the director of economic development for the county, effective Nov. 15. Robertson-Slagle is scheduled to begin her new role with Charles County on November 15. Prior, she served as director for the Calvert County Department of Economic Development 2017-2021. Before that, she was the Maryland Small Business Development Center Network director. A county press release announced the appointment: Robertson-Slagle is a strategic leader with…

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Cecil Opens Second Round of Online Sales & Telework Grants

The Cecil County Office of Economic Development is accepting applications for a second round of the County’s Online Sales & Telework Grant to help local businesses establish or expand online sales and telework. “Thankfully, our small businesses have done a tremendous job weathering COVID. However, many are still in recovery mode,” said County Executive Danielle Hornberger. “This grant will continue to support recovery by helping our businesses cover some of their expenses related to online…

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MACo and Local Leaders Attend Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference

Local leaders from around Maryland took part in critical discussions as Maryland Municipal League's (MML) membership debated and adopted the League’s legislative agenda, participated in workshops, networked with peers, and made new connections at the 2021 MML Fall Conference. The conference was held October 10-12, 2021. According to MML's website: Fall Conference 2021 offered more than 16 different workshops, forums, and discussion sessions, including Academy core classes and several electives. Academy elective workshops addressed a…

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$3.2M Investment Announced for Maryland Apprenticeships

Governor Hogan announced the investment of $3.2M into a new Employer Incentive Plan (EIP), which will encourage businesses to register new apprentices and increase participation in the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeships provide job seekers with an opportunity to earn a salary and learn through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, while employers can develop a highly skilled workforce and grow their talent pipeline. Apprenticeships were the subject of a MACo 2021…

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Charles Receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Charles County Economic Development Department as winners of the silver and bronze rank awards on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The silver rank was for the Velocity Center and the Revitalization of the Town of Indian Head in the real estate development and reuse category. The bronze rank was for the Charles County Economic Development Department 2020 Annual Report in the annual report category. According to a County press…

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