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Maryland Manual, 1994-95
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210 /Department of Economic & Employment Development Maryland Manual 1994-1995

Credit Corporation of Maryland, was created in 1959 to stimulate business and industry by making loans
to small businesses when conventional financing was unavailable.

Department of Employment and Social Services. The move to improve administration of State government by
grouping agencies with related functions under cabinet-level executive departments produced in 1970 the
Department of Employment and Social Services and the Department of Economic and Community Develop-
ment. In 1975, the Department of Employment and Social Services became the Department of Human
Resources. Later, the Employment Security Administration (direct descendant of the Unemployment Com-
pensation Board of 1936) was abolished and its responsibilities transferred from the Department of Human
Resources to a new Department of Employment and Training (Chapter 64, Acts of 1983). The new Department
also absorbed the Apprenticeship and Training Council from the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Department of Economic and Employment Development. The Department of Economic and Employment
Development was created in 1987 (Chapter 311, Acts of 1987). It contains agencies and programs
formerly administered by its immediate predecessors, the Department of Economic and Community
Development and the Department of Employment and Training.

To generate jobs in Maryland, the Department of Economic and Employment Development attracts
new businesses, encourages the expansion and retention of existing facilities, and provides financial
assistance and training. The Department publicizes Maryland's attributes, and markets local products at
home and abroad to stimulate economic development, international trade, and tourism. For persons
seeking employment, job match services, training, and unemployment insurance are provided. The
Department also invests in the arts and promotes sports events.

Departmental objectives are pursued by six divisions: Business Resources; Business Development;
Maryland International Division; Financing Programs; Employment and Training; and Tourism and
Promotion. The Division of Administration provides support to the operational divisions.


Mark L. Wasserman, Secretary of Economic
& Employment Development

217 East Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 333-6901

The Secretary of Economic and Employment
Development is chief executive officer of the De-
partment and is appointed by the Governor with
Senate advice and consent. The Secretary sets pol-
icy, promulgates rules and regulations, and deter-
mines the strategies necessary to fulfill the
Department's mandate. The Secretary is responsi-
ble for the budget of the Department, its boards,
commissions, and offices.
The Secretary serves on the Governor's Executive
Council; the Governor's International Cabinet; the
Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Educa-
tion; the Governor's Construction Industry Employ-
ers' Advisory Council; the Governor's Commission on
Growth in the Chesapeake Region; the Governor's
Council on Adolescent Pregnancy; and the Gover-
nor's Volunteer Council. The Secretary also serves on
the Maryland Industrial Development Financing
Authority; the Maryland Small Business Develop-
ment Financing Authority; the State Use Industries
Advisory Committee; the Maryland Advisory Council
for Individuals with Disabilities; the Interdepartmen-
tal Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs; the In-
teragency Committee on Aging Services; the State
Commission on Neighborhoods; the Community

Reinvestment Board; and the Emergency Manage-
ment Advisory Council.
The Secretary is assisted in the administration of
the Department by the Deputy Secretary. The Dep-
uty Secretary is appointed by the Secretary with the
approval of the Governor.
The Office of the Secretary serves as a liaison
between State government and Maryland's federal
facilities and defense contractors. The Office also
oversees the Department's formulation of policy
and programs and its involvement in statewide
technology initiatives. Within the Office of the Sec-
retary are offices for federal facilities and technology,
legislative liaison, public information, program
analysis and audit, equal opportunity, and research.
The Office of Research issues the Maryland Statisti-
cal Abstract.


Joseph D. Burruss, Jr., Assistant Secretary

1100 North Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 333-7915

Created in 1987, the Division of Administration
provides advice, guidance, and technical support on
administrative management to senior program di-
rectors and agencies of the Department. It bears
prime responsibility for developing departmental
budger proposals and projections.
The Division maintains fund accounts, administers
personnel matters, and purchases and procures prod-


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