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Non-Profit & Laborers Union Partner with Maryland Legislators to Simulate Growth of Small Businesses

Non-Profit & Laborers Union Partner with Maryland Legislators to Simulate Growth of Small Businesses

Economic Development & Training Institute in conjunction with the Baltimore-Washington Laborers District Counsel, presents “A Business Mixer and Legislative Briefing with Maryland State Senator C. Anthony Muse and Montgomery County Delegate Herman Taylor, Jr.

May 8 – Hundreds of small, minority, and disadvantage businesses will congregate at the Tantallon Country Club in Fort Washington, Maryland in anticipation of plans to develop local minority companies into strong union contractors possessing the capacity to perform as primes on major government projects.

The Business Mixer and Legislative Briefing Luncheon is presented by Economic Development & Training Institute (EDTI), a non-profit community development and community housing corporation in Prince George’s County, and the Baltimore-Washington Laborers District Counsel, with a goal to inform, include and accelerate economic opportunities for small businesses throughout the State of Maryland. Maryland legislators, Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26, Prince George’s County, and Delegate Herman Taylor, Jr. District 14, Montgomery County are leading the charge by unveiling collaborative efforts with hopes of solving economic ills throughout the County.

Attendees will benefit from dialog with top government officials from the United States Small Business Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the University of Maryland Department of Procurement and Supplies, including BRAC project managers and many more. Plus, business owners can apply on-site for loans up to $50,000 from Provident, M&T Banks, and Innovative Bank Express.

EDTI takes pride in bringing together business, community and government to help small businesses remain competitive and grow their companies. Its most recent success include receiving a $175,000 state grant, awarded by Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development. The purpose was expand financial opportunties through the creatation of a Revolving Loan Fund for it’s incubator tenants. The grant also helps EDTI to expand business services, forge partnerships, and leverage cashflow.

EDTI inconjunction with the Baltimore-Washington Laborers Union and the US Small Business Administration has already provided more than $1 million in small-business/home-office loans to 72 businesses over the last three years. Business Owners attending this event will walk away with stimulus plan information, business certifications, bonding and loan approvals.

For more information contact Lisa Ellis, CMO at 301-535-8783.

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