Established October 1, 2015, the Commerce Cabinet is comprised of the Secretaries of the Departments of Commerce, Transportation, Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Environment, Housing and Community Development, Planning and the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs.
The Cabinet advises the Governor on proposals to enhance the state’s business climate; gathers information the Cabinet considers necessary to promote its goals; collaborates to facilitate and expedite critical economic development projects in the state; and provides other assistance that may be required to further the goals of the state and enhance its business climate.
The Cabinet is chaired by Commerce Secretary R. Michael Gill. The Chair convenes monthly meetings and is responsible for the oversight, direction and accountability of the work of the Cabinet. The Chair's office also provides the primary staff for the Cabinet.
R. Michael Gill, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Chair
Pete Rhan, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Kelly Schulz, Secretary, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)
Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
Ken Holt, Secretary, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Wendi Peters, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning (MDP)
Rhee, Special Secretary, Governor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs
Julie Woepke, Executive Director
Maryland Economic Development Commission
Office of the Secretary
Maryland Department of Commerce
401 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD.