DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

HISTORICAL EVOLUTION


[photo, World Trade Center (a pentagonal building), 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland] Department of Commerce
Department of Economic Development, 1959-70
Department of Economic & Community Development, 1970-87
Department of Economic & Employment Development, 1987-95
Department of Business & Economic Development, 1995-2015
Department of Commerce, 2015-

World Trade Center (a pentagonal building), 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Office of Administration & Technology
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Administration, 1987-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Administration, 1995-99
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Administration & Information Technology, 1999-2000
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Administrative Services, 2000-03
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Support Services, 2003-05
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Administrative Services, 2005-07
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Administration & Technology, 2007-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Administration & Technology, 2008-15
Dept. of Commerce, Office of Administration & Technology, 2015-

Office of Policy & Government Affairs
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Economic Development Policy, 1995-98
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Economic Policy & Legislation, 1998-2003
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Economic Policy, Research, & Legislative Affairs, 2003-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Policy & Research, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Policy & Government Affairs, 2009-15
Dept. of Commerce, Office of Policy & Government Affairs, 2015-

Division of Business & Enterprise Development
Dept. of Economic Development, 1959-70
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Economic Development, 1970-73
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Business & Industrial Development, 1973-76
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Economic Development, Office of Business & Industrial Development, 1976-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Business Development, 1987-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing, 1995-99
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business Development, 1999-2008
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, 2009-15
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, 2015-

Office of Business Development
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Business Development, 2009-15
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Business Development, 2015-

Office of Business Services
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Business Services, 2009-15
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Business Services, 2015-

Office of Finance Programs
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Financing Programs, 1987-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Financing Programs, 1995-2008
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Finance Programs, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Finance Programs, 2009-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Finance Programs, 2015-

Office of International Investment & Trade
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Economic Development, Office of International Trade, 1985-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Business Development, Office of International Trade, 1987-88
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Maryland International Division, 1988-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing, Office of International Trade, 1995-96
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing, Office of International Business, 1996-99
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business Development, Office of Marketing & Sales, Office of International Business, 1999-2000
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business Development, Office of Technology & International Business
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business Development, Office of International Trade, 2001-03
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Technology Strategy & Business Development, Office of International Business, 2003-06
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Business Development, Office of International Trade & Investment, 2007-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Deputy Secretary, Division of International Trade & Investment, 2008
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Secretary, Division of International Trade & Investment, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of International Investment & Trade, 2009-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of International Investment & Trade, 2015-

Office of Military & Federal Affairs
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Office of Technology Development, 1989-93
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Technology Commercialization Program, 1993-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Regional Development, Office of Federal Response & Technology Commercialization, 1995-98
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Regional Development, Office of Technology Support, 1998-99
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Regional Development, Office of Military Affairs & Federal Facilities, 1999-2003
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Technology Strategy & Business Development, Military Affairs, 2003-04
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Secretary, Military Affairs, 2004-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Secretary, Office of Federal & Military Affairs, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Secretary, Office of Military & Federal Affairs, 2009
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Military & Federal Affairs, 2009-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Business & Enterprise Development, Office of Military & Federal Affairs, 2015-

Division of Marketing & Communications
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Business Resources, 1991-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Regional Development, 1995-2003
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Technology Strategy & Business Development, 2003-05
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Business Development, 2005-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing & Business Development, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing & Communications, 2008-15
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Marketing & Communications, 2015-

Research & Information Services
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Research, 1970-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Office of Secretary, Office of Research, 1987-91
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Office of Secretary, Marketing Research Group, 1991-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing, Office of Business & Economic Research, 1995-98
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Economic Policy & Legislation, Office of Business & Economic Research, 1998-99
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Economic Policy & Legislation, Business & Economic Research, 1999-2000
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Business Information Services, Business & Economic Research, 2000-03
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Economic Policy, Research, & Legislative Affairs, Economic Research & Analysis, 2003-04
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Economic Policy, Research, & Legislative Affairs, Business & Economic Research, 2004-08
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Policy & Research, Business & Economic Research, 2008-09
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Office of Policy, Planning, & Research, Economic Research, 2009
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing & Communications, Research & Business Resources, 2009-10
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Marketing & Communications, Research & Information Services, 2010-15
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Marketing & Communications, Research & Information Services, 2015-

Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts
Hall of Records Commission, Department of Information, 1948
Dept. of Information, 1949-59
Dept. of Economic Development, Tourist Development & Publicity Division, 1959-70
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Tourism Division, 1970-73
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Division of Tourist Development, 1973-81
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Tourist Development Office, 1981-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Tourist Development Office, 1987-89
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Tourism & Promotion, 1989-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism & Promotion, 1995-96
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, 1996-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, 2015-

Maryland Film Office
[Office of Film & Digital Media]

Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1980-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1987-92
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Maryland State Arts Council, Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1992-94
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1994-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism & Promotion, Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1995-96
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, Motion Picture & Television Development Office, 1996-97
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, Maryland Film Office, 1997-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, Maryland Film Office, 2015-

Office of Tourism Development
Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Tourist Development Office, 1981-87
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Tourist Development Office, 1987-89
Dept. of Economic & Employment Development, Division of Tourism & Promotion, 1989-95
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism & Promotion, 1995-96
Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, Office of Tourism Development, 1996-2015
Dept. of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film, & the Arts, Office of Tourism Development, 2015-

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