"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Maryland's Department of Economic Development

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!

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