Tech is thriving in Maryland. Between May 2021 and April 2022, the state’s tech workforce grew 8.42%, the highest rate of any state in the nation, according to a report by the Technology Councils of North America. High-tech companies continue to announce new expansions in Maryland. In May 2022, Greenland Technologies announced a manufacturing facility in Annapolis. The Port of Baltimore also continued to grow and is now the largest e-commerce port and one of the busiest ports in the country. In October 2022, Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited announced a partnership to establish a 165-acre rail terminal at Coke Point.
Partnership for Workforce Quality: Provides match- ing training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and midsize manufacturing and technology companies.
Job Creation Tax Credit: Offers an income tax credit of up to $3,000 per new job to businesses that create at least 60 full-time jobs. Credit increases to $5,000 for location in a revitalization area.
Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Ac- count VLT (Video Lottery Terminal) Fund: Offers loans from the proceeds of video lottery terminals to assist small, minority and women-owned businesses across the state.
Biotech/Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit: Offers an income tax credit to investors who invest in a qualified Maryland biotechnology or cybersecuritycompany.
ExportMD Program: Offers up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with international marketing projects for small and mid-sized businesses.
Maryland Economic Development Commission
Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Ann Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
The Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 grant program, launched in August 2022, is a pilot program that provides funds to small and midsize manufacturers to modernize and stay competitive by investing in Industry 4.0 technologies, which focus on automation and digitization.
3 Fortune 500 headquarters in the state:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.