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CARDIN TO KICK OFF “MADE IN MARYLAND” TOUR WITH VISIT TO EASTERN SHORE GUITAR
FACTORY; WILL HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH EASTERN SHORE ECONOMIC
“Made in Maryland” tour will highland importance of Maryland manufacturing to our economy
On Friday, April 26, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will visit the Paul Reed Smith Guitar Factory in Stevensville to kick off his “Made in Maryland” tour and highlight the importance of Maryland manufacturing creating jobs and future economic growth. As a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Senator Cardin also will hold a roundtable discussion with Eastern Shore economic development officials to discuss what he can do to assist Maryland companies.
Maryland manufacturing accounted for approximately $16.7 billion in 2009, up almost $3 billion since 2000. More than 114,000 Marylanders are employed in manufacturing. In 2010, manufacturing accounted for 90 percent of Maryland’s exports. Since 2003, Maryland manufacturing exports have risen nearly three times as fast as the state’s overall economy.
Senator Cardin schedule for Friday, April 26 is as follows:
· 10:30 a.m. – Senator kicks off “Made In Maryland Tour” with visit to the Paul Reed Smith Guitar Factory
LOCATION: 380 Log Canoe Circle,
· 1 p.m. – Senator Cardin to hold roundtable discussion with Mid-Shore and Upper-Shore Economic Development Councils and Tri-County Council of Eastern Shore
LOCATION: Chesapeake College,
1000 College Circle, Kent Humanities Building, Room H-101
(NOTE: Building signage is marked Cadby Theatre)
Wye Mills, MD