Established in 1987, the Maryland Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on the research and educational objectives of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. We support research on issues important to businesses, including analyses of the Maryland economy and business climate. This research drives solutions in education, talent pipeline, and workforce development. The Foundation focuses on building partnerships to leverage and enhance existing programs, improving the connection between business, education and all Marylanders. The Maryland Chamber Foundation is geared to drive economic competitiveness and success, so that Maryland keeps moving forward.
The Maryland Chamber Foundation supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including: talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance and quality of life.
Policymakers and the public tend to focus too much on the next four years and not enough on the next four generations. Maryland’s business community needs original ideas to tackle the state’s unique current and future challenges. It’s time to share a new vision for success: an innovative, all-industry, all-encompassing approach that drives, with focus and resolve, toward greater growth.
Maryland 2030, the blueprint for success, will guide the development of strategies to ensure Maryland is at the forefront of global competitiveness and economic prosperity, attracting and retaining quality jobs, and developing vibrant, sustainable communities. This project is a collaborative, three-year research effort designed to stimulate strategic thinking, identify key trends, and engage business and community leaders in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
Produced as part of Maryland 2030, in cooperation with the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University (RESI), the Foundation’s 2030 Blueprint will answer those questions and more to prepare the state for continued growth and ensure its continued success. It will design strategies built around the factors that drive Maryland’s future economy: talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance, and quality of life. See more about the Maryland 2030 project.
Job No. 1
Our first job is securing Maryland’s future with a stronger economy and business climate. We do this with evaluation, original research, innovative solutions, and purposeful collaboration.
Our unique partnership with the independent Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University (RESI) aligns our educational and economic priorities. RESI provides:
These groups will convene quarterly to discuss best practices, strategies and needs within their industry/sector. Their focus is to address what the next 20 years look like for these industries and sectors, and how these communities can proactively shape those years.