Talbot County Celebrates Maryland Economic Development Week

Join Talbot County in Celebrating Maryland Economic Development Week October 20 – 26

Economic Development Week will emphasize to the general public the importance of economic development for the State of Maryland. The week is designed to increase an understanding of economic development’s contribution to the State’s business climate, job retention and growth, the tax base and the overall quality of life in Maryland. A detailed summary of relevant events happening in and around Talbot County during Economic Development can be found below.

SED Talks

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 8:30 – 12:00 pm | Todd Performing Arts Center | Chesapeake College | Free

Shore Economic Development is a year-round private initiative that promotes economic development and other improvements to quality of life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. SED Talks are annual forums for presenting the successes of the past year and sharing transformational ideas to be implemented in years to come. As such, take-aways from the conference are truly action and group oriented. Register here.

Maryland Economic Development Association Fall Conference

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 8:00 – 2:00 pm | Tidewater Inn | Easton, MD | $125

MEDA presents the 2019 Fall Conference – Defining Your Community Identity. Each community has a unique vibe with distinct commercial centers designed, organized and promoted to create a sense of livability. Economic Developers are charged with identifying and enhancing those unique features to help the community attract new businesses that seek to locate and grow there. But, how do you assess your community, strategically plan for and attract the right balance of business, entertainment, and services to meet your community’s needs? MEDA’s Fall Conference will discuss these issues and take a very focused look at the rural communities in Maryland that are positioned to provide the right mix of economic development strategies for livability and growth. Register here.

Economic Development Week Proclamation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm | Talbot County Courthouse | 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD | Free

Join staff of the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism as they go before the Talbot County Council to request the week of October 20 – 26 be declared “Economic Development Week” in Talbot County.

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Economic Symposium

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 8:00 – 10:00 am | Tidewater Inn | Easton, MD

The Talbot Chamber invites you to the 2019 Economic Symposium and Breakfast, featuring Guest Speakers Gary Keith, Economist & Vice President, M&T Bank and Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc. Register here.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 8:00 – 10:00 am | Tidewater Inn | Easton, MD | $12

Easton’s 37th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Tidewater Inn in Easton.  This year’s breakfast will feature Frederick E. Spence, Jr., Executive Vice President and Senior Loan Officer with Provident State Bank, and Tori Brummell, Customer Service Representative, Easton Utilities. Music will be provided by Allegro Academy’s Women’s Chorus. Learn more here.

About Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism

The Office of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism were merged in 2016 by the Talbot County County Council to fully leverage the synergy and common interest of the two offices. The mission of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is to enhance and promote a business-friendly environment for current and prospective enterprises and to advocate for policies that support and strengthen the economic vitality of Talbot County. The vision the department sees for Talbot County is simple: Strong Communities. Empowered Businesses. Innovative Solutions.

If you own or operate a business here in Talbot County, or want to start one, you are encouraged to contact the Department of  Economic Development and Tourism at 410-770-8058 or visit their office at 215 Bay Street, Suite 5, Easton, MD.