“With all of us working together, I believe that we can. We will continue to change Maryland for the better,” said Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland (R).
Amidst 2017’s legislative session, Gov. Hogan provided an economic development update to an audience largely made up Crew Maryland Suburban members, commercial real estate women.
“We are supporting those women to take on leadership roles and be a part of the workforce,” said Carlyn Kelly, 2017 Chapter President of Crew Maryland Suburban. “It’s a very male dominated industry.”
Before stepping into politics, Hogan worked in real estate. He applauded Crew for helping bring more women into the field.
“The job training programs and money that we’re putting into earn — and then some — of the tech grants are reaching mostly minorities, and a lot of women are participating,” said Hogan.
Hogan reported adding 73,000 jobs so far while cutting taxes by $700 million.
Upcoming initiatives will provide tax credits to job creators to help perpetuate this trend.
“We’re really looking forward to more incentives to get more companies to sign leases in the county and up and down the I-270 corridor, because that stimulates a lot of jobs for us in our industry,” said Kelly.