Public Invited To Attend Economic Summit On Dec. 10

SNOW HILL — Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) officials invited the public to join them and other economists for an Economic Development Summit Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the new Ocean City Performing Arts Center in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

Featured speakers at the economic summit will include world-renowned economist Anirban Basu along with other business leaders who will present members of the public with an update on the current economic climate and emerging trends.

Basu is chairman of Sage Policy Group, an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore. He was recently appointed to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s transition team. Basu will give an update on the current state of the economy for Worcester County and the Eastern Shore region and give a forecast on how the economy may look in the future.

“Basu is a highly regarded economist, and we are thrilled to have him update the business community about the local, regional and national marketplace and its impact on these economies,” WCED Director Bill Badger said. “We are also honored to be hosting the first official event in the new Ocean City Performing Arts Center.”

Information about the developing offshore wind industry will be presented, including the project to take place approximately 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City and encompass approximately 80,000 acres.

This summit is being hosted in partnership with the Ocean City Economic Development Committee. This is a free event. However, attendance will be limited to 250 people. Light refreshments will be served.

Those planning to attend the summit are asked to RSVP to mmears@co.worcester.md.us. For more information about growing your business in Worcester County, contact WCED at 410-632-3112 or visit www.chooseworcester.org.