Maryland Defense Forum works to support DoD businesses, military communities and families

05/10/2023| Amanda Winters

Maryland Defense Forum works to support DoD businesses, military communities and families

05/10/2023 | Amanda Winters

An upcoming event will bring together military leadership, defense communities, and industry representatives for two days of collaboration.

Hosted by the Maryland Department of Commerce and Association of Defense Communities, the Maryland Defense Forum  is set to host discussions on building military resilience and readiness; critical Department of Defense (DoD) technologies; supply chain diversification; government contracting challenges; and more.

Held from June 5-6 in Annapolis, this professional development opportunity will give military communities a chance to meet with key DoD representatives and work together to address issues surrounding the economic vitality of Maryland’s military installations. The Maryland Defense Forum is targeted to a variety of individuals, including members of the defense industry and federal contractors; DoD leadership; academia; community leaders supporting installation missions; service members, military families, or veterans; and federal, state, and local government workers. Learn more or register for the event .

“Maryland is proud to be a strong industry leader, with 20 military facilities, dozens of federal offices, and more than 10,000 aerospace and defense contractors throughout the state,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson. “The Maryland Defense Forum will not only show off our assets, but it will also bring together decision makers and collaborators, leading to successful conversations and opportunities for everyone involved.”

Maryland’s military installations have an annual economic impact of more than $60 billion and support roughly 400,000 Maryland jobs. As a top economic driver for the state, these installations drive innovation and create boundless opportunities for Maryland businesses.

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