February 21, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council on Thursday night appointed as its new county executive Howard County Economic Development Authority chief Laura Neuman, whose drive and business savvy got her a master's degree in business when she hadn't completed high school or college. Neuman, of Annapolis, is to be sworn in at 10 a.m. Friday, succeeding John R. Leopold, who resigned this month after a conviction for misconduct in office. "We live in an extraordinary country where a person like me from East Baltimore can have this opportunity," said Neuman, an Annapolis resident for more than two decades.
October 15, 2012
Members of the Prince George's County Council and other county officials will bring a countywide town hall meeting to Laurel next week. "Growing Opportunities in Prince George's County," an economic development town hall meeting, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel High, 8000 Cherry Lane. The meeting will include an economic development update from David Iannucci, the county's Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development; and Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Gwen McCall.
July 27, 2008
United Way honors businessman United Way of Central Maryland has honored George T. Heidelmaier Jr. with the Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award for his work on the United Way of Central Maryland Community Partnership of Harford County. Heidelmaier is president of It's PayDay in Bel Air. As a two-time chair of the Harford County United Way campaign and member of the partnership board, he has attracted new volunteers and re-energized the board, the organization said. The award, named after Bernard Cook, a 15-year volunteer with the organization, recognizes community volunteers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in United Way activities.
February 8, 2007
The state's new economic development chief has seen the haves and have-nots of Maryland, having worked in that capacity in both Allegany and Montgomery counties. That's why David W. Edgerley is the right person for the job, say state officials and business leaders. "He's a true economic development professional," said Donald C. Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, which represents regional business and civic leaders. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Edgerley's appointment as secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development yesterday in Annapolis.
June 6, 2006
Maryland's top economic development official called on Harford County yesterday to pursue redevelopment in areas such as the U.S. 40 corridor - praising the transformation of a former shoe factory into an idyllic waterfront office park - while preserving agricultural land. Aris Melissaratos, secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development, said the county should seek "balanced growth" as it works to trade an image of warehousing and distribution for high-tech companies that will support the military of the future.
June 13, 2004
John T. Lyburn Jr., who led Carroll County's efforts to attract and retain businesses for 10 years, will step down as the county's economic development director at the end of next month. Lyburn said Friday that he is resigning to pursue his goal of opening a commercial development and real estate business in Westminster. His resignation becomes effective Aug. 1 so that he can wrap up some projects, he said. "I'm sad about leaving people I worked with, but I'm excited about the opportunity to start my own business," Lyburn said.