Maryland’s apprenticeship programs are helping our businesses grow and our residents build those better lives. We’re grateful to all of our business partners, and encourage every Maryland company to consider investing in the state’s future workforce by sponsoring apprenticeships.
It is a busy and exciting time at K. Neal Truck and Bus Center. We’re currently undergoing major transformations, from the expansion of our service centers to the grand opening to our new headquarters at 5000 Tuxedo Road in Hyattsville, MD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.