Annapolis

2024 Legislative Outlook For Economic Development

Public and private sector leaders share their thoughts on economic development-related legislation that will be considered by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2024 session.

8:00 – 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 – 9:20 am WELCOME TO ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY:

  • Introductions: Amy Gowan, CEO, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  • Stephen Rice, Economic Development Manager, City of Annapolis
  • Honorable Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive 
  • Honorable Gavin Buckley, Mayor of Annapolis

9:20 – 9:35 am MEDA BUSINESS MEETING

  • President’s Welcome – Richard Griffin, CEcD
  • Secretary’s Report – Kelly Robertson-Slagle
  • Membership Report – Denise Beaver, CEcD and Ebony Stocks

9:35 – 10:35 am MARYLAND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP REPORT

  • Moderator:  Tiffany Harvey, Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • Mark Anthony Thomas, President/CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee 
  • Mary Kane, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce 
  • Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties
  • Jack McDougle, President/CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade

10:35 – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 pm MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK

  • Moderator:  Tammi Thomas, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, TEDCO
  • Honorable Bill Ferguson, Senate President (invited)
  • Honorable Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker of the House 
  • Honorable Steve Hershey, Jr., Senate Minority Leader 
  • Honorable Jason Buckel, House Minority Leader (invited)

12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

KEYNOTE: Governor Wes Moore (Invited)

  • Introduction by: Kevin Anderson, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce (Invited)