Governor Hogan Delivers State Economic Update from Germantown Campus

Dr Pollard and Governor Hogan

Dr. Pollard and Governor Hogan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan traveled to the Germantown Campus on February 28 to deliver the 2017 Economic Development Update for the state of Maryland. MC President DeRionne Pollard and Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President Marilyn Balcombe also attended.

In his 15-minute speech, the governor announced that Maryland had just been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report, which analyzed data in seven key areas—education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections.

He also said Maryland had created more jobs than all of the mid-Atlantic states combined (73,000 manufacturing jobs in 2015), and mentioned that his administration had introduced the More Jobs for Marylanders Act, a proposal to create thousands of jobs and to attract businesses by eliminating all state taxes for 10 years for new manufacturing employers that create jobs in high unemployment areas.

Photography by Marcus Rosano

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