Happy Holidays from the Maryland Department of Commerce

Dear Friends,

We can’t be great unless we work together as a team, and I want to thank our many partners who have supported our efforts and worked with us to grow Maryland into a stronger, healthier state.

Since economic development has been made a priority, Maryland’s economy is firing on all cylinders. Our unemployment rate has dropped to a level not seen in a decade, and we are one of the top 10 states in the country for overall economic performance. And, earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Maryland the 8th best state in the nation based on factors like opportunity, infrastructure, and education.

We’ve been hard at work doing what we do best – attracting new companies, helping our existing companies expand, and working closely with our small businesses to give them the resources they need to grow. Maryland truly is Open for Business.

From all of us here at the Maryland Department of Commerce, take time to enjoy the holiday season. We look forward to building on the momentum in the coming year. We are just warming up!

– Mike