At World Economic Forum, Governor Hogan Highlights Maryland’s Economic Success, Announces Initiative To Attract International Forum

At the World Economic Forum this week, Governor Hogan highlighted to global business leaders the pro-business and forward-thinking approach that has made Maryland an economic success story.

On Tuesday, Governor Hogan announced a $2 million investment in the state’s innovative Global Gateway Initiative – a first-in-the-nation program that helps attract international businesses and ease their transition into the U.S. market by connecting them with local incubators and accelerators.

On Wednesday, Governor Hogan participated in panel discussions focused on infrastructure, innovative job training, and workforce development. Governor Hogan played a leading role in passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, including hosting a summit where a bipartisan group of House members, Senators, and Governors agreed on the size and scope of the bill.

Governor Hogan has also led on this issue in Maryland. According to CNBC, Maryland is the most improved state for business in part thanks to investments in new infrastructure under Governor Hogan. Maryland has also been a national leader on workforce development, including recently announcing a first of its kind initiative to remove the college degree requirement for thousands of state jobs.