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Belgium. The former concentrates on stimulating Maryland businesses
toward increased export and import activity, providing information
and technical assistance towards that end. The latter promotes and
publicizes Maryland's economic advantages in the European business,
industrial and financial community, and represents the Division in
contacting and furnishing information to European businessmen con-
sidering new economic activities such as factories, distribution cen-
ters, sales offices, joint ventures, etc., in the United States.
The Division's Directories Section compiles and publishes the Direc-
tory of Maryland Manufacturers (biennial, odd years), the Maryland
Directory of Science Resources (biennial, even years), and the Direc-
tory of Maryland Exporters and Importers.
In conjunction with the Department's Research Division, the Divi-
sion also designs studies to determine fields of special economic oppor-
tunity for the State. It then promotes and disseminates the resultant
"Opportunity Studies" among appropriate business and industrial
executives (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sees. 258-266).
Maryland Representatives
Marvin Mandel, Governor
William A. Pate, State Member
Leonard Elenowitz, Alternate
Officers of the Commission
Federal Co-Chairman: Donald W. Whitehead
State's Regional Representative: John D. Whisman
Executive Director: Harry Teter, Jr.
1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20235 Telephone: WOrth 7-4103
By Chapter 415, Acts of 1965, the Governor and the Board of Public
Works were authorized to appoint a State member and an alternate
to the Appalachian Regional Commission to implement the Federal
Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965. In addition, the thir-
teen Appalachian states have a regional representative selected by the
majority of the thirteen states (Code 1957, 1969 Repl. Vol., Art. 78A,
sec. ISA).
The Commission was created by the Appalachian Regional Develop-
ment Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-4) to plan and coordinate projects
and programs authorized by the Act for the development of the
13-State Appalachian Region, which includes the Western Maryland
counties of Washington, Allegany, and Garrett. The Commission con-
sists of a Federal Co-Chairman appointed by the President and one
member from each participating state, who may be the Governor or
his designee. A State Co-Chairman is elected semi-annually by the
Programs for Appalachian development authorized by the Act in-
clude the construction of a developmental highway system, access
roads, health centers, vocational educational schools and sewage treat-
ment works; the development of land, timber and water resources,
the rehabilitation of areas damaged by strip and surface mining; and
the establishment of local development districts to support economic
development efforts at the local level. The Act provides contract au-
thority through Fiscal Year 1978 of $2,090,000,000 for the Appala-
chian Regional Developmental Highway System, which is for the
construction of 2,700 miles of development highways and 1,600 miles

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