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  Our region is home to Fort Meade growth, U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency (NSA) expansion and recapitalization, Live! Casino, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, great business connections and so much more! Whether your goal is networking, business expansion, information about area trends or local advocacy, the Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) is your partner for growth.
As the recognized voice of the Central Maryland region on issues like development, infrastructure investments and transportation needs, the CMC is an active advocate for area business interests. Chamber leaders meet regularly with public officials at the county, state and federal levels to discuss policy issues of concern to our membership, and often testify before local governments and state government.
At the state level, the CMC’s Legislative Committee annually reviews more than 100 bills affecting business and provides alerts to our affected members as well as feedback to our representatives in the Maryland General Assembly. The Chamber’s annual publication highlighting priority issues is distributed to local officials, and Chamber members are encouraged to contact their elected officials and even testify on topics that impact their business directly.
Another important role for the CMC is advocating for resources for Maryland’s largest employer, Fort Meade. Working with our partners in the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, we successfully advocated for federal and state funds to expedite the widening of MD-175 and for a new interchange at MD-175 and the BWI Parkway, as well as for increased transit funding. The CMC also had numerous opportunities to meet with Army officials to ensure Fort Meade receives the resources it needs to support the growing employment levels there. 33

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