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January 2018 Print

Letter from the Executive Director

The New Year is off to a good start for the BWI Business Partnership! Our January Signature Breakfast was a record setter, with more than 300 people registered to join us at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve to hear Governor Larry Hogan discuss his proprieties for the year. We’re looking forward to another great Breakfast on February 15, when we host Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh. The rest of the Spring brings other great speakers, such as Dr. Wallace Loh, President of the University of Maryland College Park; Dr. John Brothers, who leads the T. Rowe Price Foundation; and our Transportation Day, featuring Maryland’s Transportation Chief, Pete Rahn.

We also received some great news from our partners at BWI Marshall Airport, who just released their new Economic Impact Study, detailing how the airport drives a huge portion of Maryland’s economy. The airport surpassed 26 million passengers in 2017, and traffic increased in 29 of 30 months!

The rest of the region is also booming, with US Cyber Command (headquartered at Fort Meade) increasing its status as a major command within the Department of Defense. The mission of all of the defense intelligence agencies at Fort Meade continues to grow, as does the presence of the contracting community in the region to support their activities. At Arundel Mills, Live! Casino’s hotel continues to rise, and they were recently named the best casino and hotel in Maryland by Casino Players and Strictly Slots magazines for the 5th year in a row!

As the BWI Region continues to grow, the role of the Partnership has never been more important. In addition to great events and networking opportunities, the Partnership was originally created to help address the region’s transportation and commuter challenges. As these needs have changed, the Partnership must change with them, and find new ways to help our members and anchor economic engines cope with increasing traffic. It will not be easy to find new solutions to these seemingly intractable problems, but we must continue to work towards this end if we are to fulfill our most important mission. That’s the real challenge for the Partnership as we look at the coming year – one our Board and Staff are dedicated to meet.

--GP

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Membership Committee Meeting:

January 25, 2018

8:30am

Maritime Conference Center | Academic Board Room

692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD

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