October 2015 Newsletter
DBED is now the Maryland Department of CommerceOctober 02, 2015News
Governor Larry Hogan announced the formation of the Maryland Department of Commerce and appointed Mike Gill the state’s first Secretary of Commerce. Formerly known as the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the new Department of Commerce will focus on attracting, retaining, expanding businesses and creating jobs.The department will place a renewed focus on better serving the diverse industries and geographic regions of the state while marketing Maryland’s many assets to companies across the nation and abroad.
Secretary Gill, who has led DBED since January, will oversee a newly created multi-state-agency Commerce Subcabinet, consisting of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs; Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; Department of Transportation; Department of the Environment; Department of Planning; and Department of Housing and Community Development.The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) will remain under the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts with the Department of Commerce. Newsletter: Arts October Maryland
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