One of the topics discussed at St. Mary’s County’s Dept. of Economic and Community Development (DECD) roundtable meeting with businesses last Monday centered upon buying locally. DECD Director Bob Schaller discussed Rockville, Md.’s program http://www.buyrockville.org/ and suggested doing something similar here in the County.
For further discussions at the meeting check out the Enterprise’s article http://www.somdnews.com/stories/01132010/entebus161438_32207.shtml
Another DECD initiative is focused on starting a Construction Industry Roundtable Meeting for individuals in the construction industry (building, remodeling, renovating, surveying, sub-contracting, etc.. A future roundtable meeting will be held to discuss the challenges in today’s market. If interested in participating, contact Hans Welch, Manager, Business Development, Dept. of Economic & Community Development, at 301-475-4200 x1407 or email email@example.com.