Second Annual "MD IT Day Showcase" to Highlight Tech Sector's Impact on
Job Creation, Innovation and Long-Term Goals for Marylanders
(ROCKVILLE, MD) February 11, 2010 As Maryland's unemployment rate hovers just above 7 percent, the state's leading tech trade associations are joining forces again to show legislators in Maryland's General Assembly that technology is vital to the economy because it is at the epicenter of Maryland's future job growth and prosperity. Hosted by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC), Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), and the Maryland Computer Services Association (MCSA), the second annual MD IT Day Showcase will bring together key legislators and tech executives from around the state on February 24, 2010, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis.
"The economy is creating challenging times for Maryland and Maryland residents. But the tech sector in the state is thriving and growing, and will play a key role in creating new jobs, educational opportunities and long-term security for our community," said Renée Winsky, CEO of the Tech Council of Maryland. "The Tech Tax repeal effort in 2008 was a major win for Maryland businesses, and was the wake-up call needed for both the tech community and our elected officials. It gave us the opportunity to learn more about each other, how to work together to create a positive environment for business and enabled us to start and maintain a constant dialogue about our future."
More than 30 Maryland IT companies will participate in the 2010 MD IT Showcase, which is an intimate trade show that enables these businesses to educate legislators about their products and services. Legislators also will have the opportunity to meet with senior IT executives to gain a better understanding about what laws and issue are impacting them.
WHO: Leading Maryland IT Executives & Maryland's Legislators
WHAT: MD IT SHOWCASE 2010
WHERE: Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD
WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
To learn more about reserving an exhibit table or to obtain a list of exhibiting companies, please email Mark Glazer or call him at 240-243-4045.
ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND, INC.
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.