March 2, 2023
Abbi Ludwig, Director of Marketing & Communications
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, Governor Wes Moore shared his insights, perspectives on Maryland’s economy and priorities for his administration with top corporate executives and business leaders at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s sold-out State of the State event presented by Bank of America.
“The advocacy of this Chamber keeps our businesses strong. Whether you run a mom and pop restaurant on the Eastern Shore – or a fortune firm in Downtown Baltimore – or are just getting the ball rolling on a new idea, or chasing a dream: you are the heart and soul of our state. Your work is hard – but your work matters – and as Governor, I want to make sure you have the tools you need to thrive,” said Governor Wes Moore. “Our strategy has three core themes: work, wages, and wealth – and when Maryland’s businesses are strong, Maryland’s communities are strong. As Governor, I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to make Maryland the business capital of the United States.”
In addition to remarks from Governor Moore, the business community heard important perspectives and updates from Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Treasurer Dereck Davis.
“It is a new day in Maryland. I am excited to work with Governor Moore and Lieutenant Governor Miller, the General Assembly, and all of our business leaders to ensure that we are united in making Maryland the best nation in the country in which to start and grow a business,” said Comptroller Brooke Lierman. “As Comptroller, I look forward to engaging with our businesses to ensure we are providing the services that they need and working with our entrepreneurs to support their innovation. Only by working together can we build a Maryland where everyone can thrive, and communities and businesses become more resilient and more prosperous.”
“Maryland’s businesses are some of the most resilient in the nation, and I am confident that we have the right people and resources in place to attract new business and ensure our existing businesses remain successful,” said Treasurer Dereck E. Davis. “Our state is fortunate to be home to many resources that make it easier for businesses to sustain and grow, and I encourage business owners to explore these opportunities.”
“We are energized to work with Governor Moore, his administration and the Maryland General Assembly to create a stronger, more competitive economy where all businesses and their communities thrive,” said Mary Kane, President & CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “Our State of the State event presented a terrific opportunity for our members who represent Maryland’s richly diverse business sector to listen and discuss with Governor Moore, Comptroller Lierman and Treasurer Davis their vision of a competitive Maryland economy.”
“Maryland businesses are a driving force in state and national economy, and their investments in people, the workforce and community are critical to helping the state succeed,” said Larry Di Rita, Head of Global Public Policy and President, Greater Washington DC Bank of America. “We were so pleased foster this important discussion that will lead to improved partnerships between business, communities and government.”
Top executives from organizations including Bank of America, CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente, BGE, University of Maryland, Baltimore, United Healthcare, McCormick, TEDCO, United Bank, Employ Prince George’s, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Giant Food, Constellation, Washington Gas, Merritt Companies, Comcast, Lockheed Martin, KCI Technologies, Transurban, and Maryland Workforce Association were in attendance.
State of the State was presented by Bank of America. Additional sponsors included CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente, BGE and University of Maryland, Baltimore.
About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide business advocacy organization and the leading voice for business in the state. Together with their 6,400+ members, they form a statewide coalition that is committed to ensuring that Maryland is attracting and retaining quality jobs, developing vibrant, sustainable communities and staying at the forefront of global competitiveness and economic prosperity. Learn more.