Manufacturing has a storied history in Maryland. We have to act to make sure it has a future, too. 

Manufacturing is a pillar for the state’s economy and workforce needs. That is why the Maryland Chamber of Commerce continues to support
pro-manufacturing legislation like the  More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 It’s also why we collaborate with national and state manufacturing associations. 

To help celebrate and raise the industry’s profile, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce proudly partnered with the Regional Manufacturing Institute and the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Program for last Friday’s Maryland Manufacturing Day . Gov. Larry Hogan kicked off the event in front of a capacity crowd and manufacturing exhibitors from across Maryland, and announced a $2 million grant to Chamber member RMI from the Maryland Energy Administration. Paid through the Next Generations Gains Program, the three-year grant will provide RMI members with energy audits to assess their energy sustainability and cost savings, and encourage them to enroll in state energy efficiency programs. 
Gov. Hogan also said Maryland has experienced manufacturing growth for the first time in 18 years. If you want to know the economic trends in the state, there’s no better source than our partner, the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University. Daraius Irani and his team of economists and analysts will present  RESI’s Economic Outlook Forum  on Oct. 19. This free, half-day event is focused this year on building an ecosystem for entrepreneurship
We appreciate your membership as we work together to advance Maryland – in manufacturing and so many other sectors of the economy. If you haven’t already, please  take our mandated employee benefits survey  so we can advocate for you with the facts of policy impacts.
Join our Energy and Environment Committee  on Nov. 2, 9:30 – 11 a.m., in its meeting with Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles to discuss environmental issues, green initiative and sustainability programs, and priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.

We’ll meet at  MDE headquarters in Baltimore . RSVP to MDCC Legislative Analyst Kevin Rudolph at .
The road ahead for Volvo Group Trucks
Innovation drives the future of manufacturing in Maryland for Volvo Group Trucks.

Since 2001, Volvo Group has invested more than $375 million in a 1.5 million-square-foot structure on 280 acres in Hagerstown previously owned by Mack Trucks, Inc.

This month the Maryland Chamber of Commerce focuses on  MANUFACTURING . Follow along as we highlight the impact the industry has on Maryland!

Follow our campaign on Facebook and Twitter via #MDCCManufacturing
Statewide stories of substance
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From the Baltimore Sun
We heard calls at #MDCCBPCC17 to work together to entice Amazon. USM didn't wait.

Maryland businesses giving back
W.R. Grace offers relief after devastating hurricane
When things got tough for victims of Hurricane Harvey, the W.R. Grace Foundation was the calm after the storm.

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