MEDA Expo Award Promo

TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo has been chosen for the 2020 Economic Development Marketing Award from The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA). The MEDA Awards recognize the truly excellent projects, programs and people in the Maryland economic development community. 

“It’s a great honor for our team to receive this recognition for all of the hard work that goes into the event,” said Tammi Thomas, TEDCO’s Vice President of Marketing. “The TEDCO Expo is our most anticipated event of the year, with so many exciting opportunities and connections that we’re able to bring to our Maryland entrepreneurs and the innovation community.” 

TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo is an annual conference recognized as the premiere entrepreneurial event in Maryland and draws over 1,000 attendees. The attendees can expect a day of pitching opportunities, workshops and roundtable discussions related to Maryland entrepreneurship and innovation. Attendance and engagement with the conference has grown steadily since its start in 2010, thanks to the marketing efforts of TEDCO, which draw on an active digital and social media presence. 

“The success of TEDCO’s marketing of this event has been phenomenal,” says Heather Gramm, CEcD, MEDA president. “They have leveraged all their resources to meet and exceed their goals in terms of attendance, attendee satisfaction and overall conference quality.” 

The 2020 awards will be presented during the MEDA Annual Conference this September. To learn more, register for the conference and the awards dinner, visit

About MEDA

MEDA is a nonprofit organization of economic development professionals. Established in 1961, MEDA members promote the economic well-being of Maryland by working to improve the state’s business climate and the professionalism of those in the field of economic development.

MEDA’s membership includes economic development practitioners employed by government, businesses, and chamber of commerce and other professionals with interest in the economy of Maryland. Through its regular meetings, special programs and projects, MEDA members address such diverse issues as local planning, workforce, transportation, international trade, tourism and finance.

MEDA members work diligently transforming lives by creating opportunities, inspiring innovation and enriching communities in Maryland. To learn more about MEDA, visit


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TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland. Learn more at

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