Blogs

Adding value for Maryland businesses through our advocacy work

July 24, 2019

The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to take a step back, reflect and plan ahead. It is also time to make your resolutions for the upcoming year—for you and your business.

Remembering the past to shape the future: Kirwan Commission funding

July 19, 2019

At the beginning of June, leaders of the General Assembly announced the formation the Funding Formula Workgroup as part of the recently enacted Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act. This workgroup is meeting during the interim to determine a funding formula to implement the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan Commission) recommendations.

P-TECH creates a competitive workforce

July 10, 2019

We at the Maryland Chamber support legislation for the P-TECH programs because we feel a skilled talent pipeline makes Maryland a better place to live and work, improving our communities, which, in turn, makes Maryland a better place to do business.

Maryland Chamber Prioritizes Maryland Businesses

June 18, 2019

The Maryland Chamber has consistently been a strong voice for business throughout the halls of the Maryland General Assembly. With our partners in the legislature and executive departments, we have developed legislation that has led to increased economic growth and good paying jobs. We continue to oppose legislation that makes it harder to work and live in Maryland.

MDCC and Second Chance Legislation

June 14, 2019

Second Chance legislation is a priority for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce because employment and training opportunities are the key to helping people permanently improve their lives.

Guest blog: Thinking globally

June 11, 2019

Today, our world is increasingly interconnected and globally focused. I was amazed to see a recent statistic that stated that more than 95 percent of the world's consumers and 70 percent of the global purchasing power lies beyond the U.S. borders.

Guest blog: Connecting with more of your community

May 21, 2019

I am a living embodiment of the American dream. I do not say that with an air of arrogance. Rather, when I say I am the American dream, I do so with a truly humble recognition of how blessed I have been to have immigrated to the United States.

Guest blog: Calling all business leaders to pledge now to end opioid addiction

May 6, 2019

Everyone has a role to play when facing an epidemic. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to include many responsible corporate citizens who do incredible work in their communities. From one business leader to another, I urge you to pledge now.

Maryland biopharma companies—manufacturing miracles

April 11, 2019

Home to more than 2,850 biotech and life sciences companies, Maryland is on the front line of developing lifesaving vaccines and unparalleled innovations. Growth within the region is rapid—and the results are revolutionary.

Guest blog: Diversity in the American dream

March 27, 2019

I am a living embodiment of the American dream. I do not say that with an air of arrogance. Rather, when I say I am the American dream, I do so with a truly humble recognition of how blessed I have been to have immigrated to the United States.