Businesses and leaders from across Maryland hear insights from Governor Wes Moore, Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Treasurer Dereck E. Davis at State of the State 2023
Recently, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce hosted State of the State, presented by Bank of America – a successful and valuable event which brought together top leaders from businesses across Maryland, 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.
Chamber President & CEO Mary Kane kicked-off the event followed by introductory remarks from Larry Di Rita, Head of Global Public Policy and President, Greater Washington D.C. Bank of America. Insights and perspectives on Maryland’s economy and top priorities to make Maryland better for business were shared by Governor Wes Moore, Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Treasurer Dereck E. Davis.
Our featured speakers shared their priorities, goals, vision and calls for partnership with us throughout the morning. Some of the important statements they shared regarding Maryland businesses included:
Governor Moore invites businesses to partner with his administration, saying:
- 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.
- 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.
Comptroller Lierman pushes Maryland to be great for business
- Governor Moore’s sentiment was echoed by Comptroller Lierman who encouraged the business community to reach out to her office, to partner and share things that aren’t working well, to ask questions and help the office improve.
- 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.
- 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.
Treasurer Davis says learning from those operating a business is invaluable
- Treasurer Davis spoke to his appreciation for the opportunities at forming great relationships with many of the businesses throughout the state who were in the room, and added that learning from the people responsible for operating a business and making payroll is “invaluable.”
- 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
- Our state is fortunate to be home to many resources that make it easier for businesses to sustain and grow.
State of the State was presented by Bank of America. Additional sponsors included CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente, BGE and University of Maryland, Baltimore.
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