Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 11, 2011


Governor to convene “Maryland Forward” forum on job creation with Western Maryland stakeholders

ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 11, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley will travel to Western Maryland Monday to convene discussions on job creation and economic development in the mountain region of our state. The Governor will hold a discussion on tourism and State Parks at New Germany State Park in the morning, and later convene a “Maryland Forward” forward on job creation at Allegany College in Cumberland.

Garrett and Allegany Counties combine for over $288 million in annual visitor expenditures, making tourism the region’s largest industry. The Governor will discuss continued opportunities for state and local partnerships to strengthen the region’s ability to create and save jobs in Western Maryland.

Following the State of the State address, Governor O’Malley announced a series of “Maryland Forward” local policy forums to advance many of those initiatives, serving as a continuation of the “Maryland Forward” forum series before the 2011 Inauguration. Tomorrow’s afternoon forum is the fourth in a series of smaller groups of local stakeholders throughout the 2011 legislative session focused on specific policy areas that will help Maryland be a winner in the new economy, protect our neighborhoods, and create jobs.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to hold discussion on tourism in Western Maryland

WHEN: MONDAY, March 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to hold “Maryland Forward” forum on jobs and the economy

WHEN: MONDAY, March 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Allegany College
College Theatre
12401 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502