Yesterday, I had the opportunity to have lunch with the new Secretary for Economic Development for Maryland, Mike Gill. The Greater Cumberland Committee hosted Secretary Gill and I was invited to sit at his table.
What a breath of fresh air! He was right on point with the audience on what the state needs to do to be more business friendly: less regulation; an educated work force; tax incentives; less dependance on federal government jobs; work more effectively with every city and county government in Maryland; partner with economic development across the state and work in partnership with the other Secretaries in the Hogan Administration to facilitate economic growth statewide.
I found the Secretary to be extremely knowledgable, upbeat, positive, very personable and great with names. Secretary Gill committed to a return trip to visit key economic drivers in our region..........first stop, WMHS!