Maryland Chamber of Commerce members are in the news every day making great strides. Here’s a look at what they have been up to over the past few weeks. We congratulate them on their accomplishments!
Marriott International is increasing its presence in Africa by 50 percent, adding over 200 hotels by 2023 and generating an estimated 12,000 new job opportunities. See what countries Marriott is expanding to here.
The Maryland Tech Council will expand an entrepreneur mentorship program that helps startups generate funding for their ideas. Currently, the program serves Montgomery County, but will be expanding statewide. See if this is something that fits your business.
Stanley Black & Decker is gearing up to add hundreds of employees in Maryland. When Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 company, lost its corporate headquarters in Baltimore to the acquisition by Stanley Works’, there were concerns it would leave the state. The company has put those concerns to the side by announcing plans to add more than 400 jobs. Check out more details here.
Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson tops the list of Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women for 2018. Read about who else joined her in the top spots here.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore received a five-year, $29.5 million federal grant to help with its efforts in supporting low-income families in West Baltimore. To learn more about where the money will go, click here.
Johns Hopkins University and Health System, along with corporate peers, are committed to creating jobs and business opportunities in Baltimore. Read the details on how the local investment is helping the community.