A lot of the work my colleagues and I do at the Division of Innovation and Applied Research revolve around workforce development. Whether that’s analyzing the economic impacts of arts and entertainment districts; highlighting university-community partnerships that improve our region; providing continuing education that address skills gaps in the workforce; or growing businesses at TU Incubator, we are focused on improving the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland.

Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum

In a couple weeks, Towson University will bring together leaders from around the state in business, workforce, and education for the Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum. I invite you and your colleagues to join me for this open and practical discussion. We will highlight groups who are working to solve workforce and economic issues through innovative collaborations. This will include lightning presentations by

I will also provide a Workforce Outlook that will highlight the top 10 occupations and job sectors that are predicted to grow in Maryland. This different view of the data will

  • help economic developers and workforce experts better target their efforts and resources.
  • inform employers as to who they will need to hire and with what skill sets.
  • provide educational institutions with information as to what programs need to be created to prepare the workforce.

Your participation will inform all of us as to how we should think about and address opportunities and to better target our efforts and resources. Our discussions will result in a white paper with actionable solutions to help solve your workforce challenges.

This free event is a partnership between the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, Baltimore Integration Partnership, and Towson University Regional Economic Studies Institute and will take place at Towson University on Thursday, May 26, 2:00–6:00 PM. A networking reception with complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:00 PM with catering provided by Milk & Honey Market.

I expect this event to reach capacity, so please register today. I look forward to seeing you on May 26.


Thursday, May 26, 2:00–6:00 PM

Towson University West Village Commons

2:00–2:15 PM: Arrival and Check-In

2:15 PM: Welcome Remarks

2:30–3:30 PM: Workforce Outlook with Q & A

3:30–3:40 PM: Introduction to the Baltimore Integration Partnership

3:45–4:15 PM: Lightning Presentations

4:15–4:25 PM: Break

4:25–5:00 PM: Facilitated Discussion Groups

5:00–6:00 PM: Networking Reception