by Stacey Smith Stacey Smith

November 9, 2020: It’s been a busy year, with several new initiatives and programs for RMI including our inaugural Maryland Made to Wear Runway Show in February, our “New Directions for Maryland Manufacturing” Webinar Series and the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing and People’s Choice Awards that wrapped up in mid-October. So what can you expect next from RMI? Here are some of the things we’re focusing on for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

RMI Champions Webinar Series
RMI will host a series of monthly webinars in November 2020 through May 2021, each addressing a topic of importance to Maryland’s manufacturing industry. And each will include Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Award winners along with a few other companies or organizations selected by RMI. Get details here.

Virtual Meeting with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot & Economist Anirban Basu
December 4, 2020 | 10-10:45 a.m.
Grab a cup of coffee and join RMI as we hear from and talk with Maryland’s Chief Fiscal Officer, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Economist Anirban Basu via this virtual meeting. As an advocate for fiscal policies and business growth that strengthen our state’s economy, Franchot will discuss the the importance of manufacturing to our State’s economy with economic insights from Basu. Join us to discuss why making manufacturing a priority is essential to the state’s future economy. Registration opening soon.

RMI & MD MEA Energy Program
RMI continues to manage a Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) grant that provides the services of RMI’s energy engineers for manufacturing and R&D facilities in the PEPCO and Delmarva Power areas to be more energy efficient, save money, increase productivity and workplace comfort. The engineers assist with accessing rebates, tax savings, grants & loans to make the needed upgrades/modifications, providing hands-on help drafting the required applications, reviewing vendor quotes and more, at no cost to the manufacturer, R&D company or facility owner. If you’d like information on how your company might benefit from this program, contact Peter Gourlay at Read Energy Program success story here. Get energy program details here.

Legislative Initiatives
We’ve been busy crafting a legislative agenda to positively impact Maryland’s manufacturing industry through the 2021 Legislative Session in Annapolis. We’ll have details to share soon. Be on the lookout for updates.

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