Governor Moore shares his plan for Maryland at Regional Policy Leadership Series

Governor Wes Moore joined the Greater Washington Board of Trade to kick off our Regional Policy Leadership Series conversations for 2023.

Moore spoke about various key initiatives as part of his first 60-days as governor of Maryland. He also answered questions from the Board of Trade’s business partners, highlighting the state’s capacity to invest in public-private partnerships.

Event moderator Misty Allen, Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs and Community Impact for Comcast, also asked the governor questions regarding regional competitiveness, transportation, technology, education, workforce, and more.

When diving into competitiveness economically, Moore shared what makes him the most frustrated when he thinks about missed potential in the State of Maryland.

“One of the biggest frustrations that I have, is that as a state, we have this tendency to be asset rich and strategy poor,” said Moore. “When we think about the assets of the State of Maryland, I don’t know a single state that would trade assets with the State of Maryland. But why is it that the State of Maryland over the last eight years we have seen national GDP rising of 23%, and Maryland’s GDP has risen at 11%? We’re falling behind.”

View the whole discussion with Maryland Governor Wes Moore below:

This Regional Policy Leadership Series webinar is presented by Comcast. Supporting Sponsors of the event series are G.S. Proctor & Associates Inc., Holland & Knight LLP, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and McGuireWoods LLP, and MGM National Harbor. Thank you for supporting the Greater Washington Board of Trade and our region’s business community.