Governor Hogan announces new Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is launching the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program, a new initiative aimed at supporting resilience building activities for Maryland manufacturers. “Maryland continues to be a national leader in helping to address the supply chain crisis that is […]

Maryland Department of Labor to offer series of virtual recruitment events for temporarily dislocated hospitality employees

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development will be holding a series of nine virtual recruitment events to help Marylanders who have been temporarily dislocated from the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recruitments will connect hundreds of unemployed Marylanders with employers looking to fill positions in various industries and locations across the state. “While the […]

Governor Hogan provides update on PPE supply, building block of recovery plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD —Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday provided an update on the State of Maryland’s supply of personal protective equipment, and announced that the state has launched the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal, an online platform that helps connect Maryland suppliers with buyers in need of critical resources. Increasing Maryland’s supply of PPE is one of the four building blocks Governor […]

Governor Hogan announces $1.6 million in grants to Maryland companies producing PPE in response to COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland has awarded more than $1.6 million in a first round of grants to 20 Maryland companies for pivoting to or expanding production of Personal Protective Equipment. Through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, companies are receiving grants of up to $100,000 to manufacture […]

Governor Hogan introduces ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ the state’s plan for a gradual reopening as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, […]

How to support local farmers, restaurants during stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Food and agriculture businesses remain essential under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order; including grocery stores, farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants offering carry-out and delivery service. In compliance with the governor’s order, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s marketing program, Maryland’s Best, is working to connect Marylanders with farmers and seafood producers providing fresh, local food products. The […]

Governor Hogan announces Maryland’s official designation for SBA economic injury loans during COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that Maryland has received official designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which provides low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the SBA, the loans will help alleviate financial strain and allow businesses to pay bills, payroll, […]

Gov. Hogan announces funding for research positions at 4 universities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce, Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington College have endowed a total of more than $10.6 million in new research professorships and positions. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund, a state program created […]