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Commentary: Unlocking Maryland’s Economic Potential

May 8, 2023

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce recently published the 2023 Competitiveness Redbook for Maryland, a data-driven snapshot that compares Maryland’s economic health with the rest of the country across various economic indicators, such as population change, employment growth, taxation and economic, fiscal and regulatory freedom.

The data we’ve uncovered shows that, while there are areas of strength, Maryland and its businesses are grappling with high costs of living and high business costs, high taxation rates, a challenging business environment, and restrictive economic, fiscal and regulatory policies. These factors make it challenging to attract and retain businesses, support growth and provide Marylanders with ample job opportunities.

Take a look at the data uncovered in the Redbook and what it means for Maryland in this op-ed, published by The Baltimore Sun.

Mary D. Kane is a proven leader in state, federal and global organizations and joined the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as President & CEO in October 2021.

In her role, she focuses on continuing to move the Chamber forward as the leading voice for businesses in Maryland. Kane has an extensive background in leading state, federal and global organizations, most recently at the U.S. State Department as Director of the National Museum of American Diplomacy.  

This op-ed was originally published by The Baltimore Sun on May 5, 2023.