Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 15, 2011

Comptroller Concludes Better With Less Tour

-Honors 24 Businesses for Innovation, Success in Tough Economy–

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 15, 2011) – Recognizing the private sector’s proven commitment to deliver better products at lower costs, Comptroller Peter Franchot today concluded his tour of the 24 businesses honored with his inaugural Better With Less award. The new program highlights businesses and non-profit organizations that have succeeded in tough economic times through efficiency and innovation. The honor will be given out annually to one business or non-profit in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

“As Comptroller, I’ve seen the genius of the private sector at work. My visits to businesses and non-profit organizations across the state have given me a true appreciation of their ability to create good-paying jobs, generate economic activity and deliver quality services in the midst of an economic crisis,” said Comptroller Franchot. “Those of us who serve in state government have an opportunity and an obligation to learn from these best practices of the private sector as we get our own fiscal house in order.”

The Better With Less award recognizes those private sector entities that have achieved economic success while using fewer resources, used innovation to operate more efficiently, identified new market opportunities in the current economic climate or strengthened local communities by providing vital services or opportunities for success.

This year’s diverse group of winners includes a non profit treatment center, seafood processing company, electronics recycling firm, boat building kit business and 20 others. For more information on all of this year’s winners, visit the Comptroller’s Website at