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Maryland Manual, 1991-92
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Department of Economic v!r-Employment Development/215


James W. Peiffer, Director

217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-6985

Primary duties of the Department of Economic
Development, created in 1959, were to encourage
the location in the State of new industrial
enterprises and to retain and expand existing
enterprises (Chapter 185, Acts of 1959). These
functions have devolved on the Division of Business

Vacancy, Manager

Through an aggressive marketing program,
National Marketing secures new economic ac-
tivity for the State. The unit advises and assists
business and industry on plant location and ex-
pansion. It offers particular expertise in such mat-
ters as sites, buildings, labor, industrial training,
taxes, and financing.

Mark Jacobson, Manager

Marketing Resources conducts research to sup-
port the marketing efforts of the Division of Busi-
ness Development. The unit conducts customized
economic studies, produces collateral sales
materials, and provides the statistical analysis of
locational factors used by staff marketing repre-
sentatives to encourage increased investment in

Vacancy, Manager

Within the Division of Business Development,
the Maryland Business Assistance Center (MBAC)
informs business and industry about State
programs and services. The Center provides the
business community with a direct point of contact
with State government and offers professional help
for companies seeking to expand in Maryland. The
Center also serves as an advocate for business in
dealing with government-related issues and

A. EUiott Rittenhouse, Jr., Director

The Small Business Development Center Pro-
gram was formed within the Department of
Economic and Employment Development in
1989 (Chapter 497, Acts of 1989). The Program
fosters, supports, and assists the economic
growth and revitalization of small business in
Maryland by coordinating small business exten-
sion services throughout the State (Code 1957,
Art. 83A, sees. 5-201, 5-202).

John Hess, Jr., Chairperson

Appointed by Secretary of Economic & Employment
Development (who also designates chair): Lester
Coffey; Amy Coleman; Dolores K. Ebert; David
W. Edgerly; Harlow Fullwood, Jr.; James P.
Goedcn; Gerald A. Inglesby; W. Leroy Lyons;
Scott S. Menzies; Carol Moller; James W. Peiffer;
A. EUiott Rittenhouse, Jr.; Jean Schappet; Stanley
Tucker; Timothy J. Wilson; one vacancy.

The Advisory Board of the Small Business
Development Center Program was created in 1989
(Chapter 497, Acts of 1989). Serving as a general
advocate for small businesses, the Board advises the
Secretary of Economic and Employment Develop-
ment on the Program.
The Secretary of Economic and Employment
Development appoints the Board's seventeen

Selig Solomon, Director

The Office ofTechnology Development began
operation in January 1989. The OfUce stimulates
development, application, and commercializa-
tion of new technologies for Maryland industries
concerned with manufacturing, information ser-
vices, biotechnology, and other fields. In this way,
the Office works to retain and expand existing
firms and to encourage the start-up and location
of technology enterprises within the State. The
Office coordinates and leverages resources in the
public, private and academic sectors to support
technology businesses.

John F. Dealy, Chairperson

Appointed by Governor (who also designates chair):
Richard Bernstein; Dr. Jared L. Cohon; Dr.
Eugene M. DcLoatch; Bruns H. Grayson; Laura


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