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Boards and Commissions

​​​​​​​​The following boards and commissions provide recommendations and direction to the Department. These boards focus on targeted groups and industry sectors such as small business, federal facilities, tourism and manufacturing. They serve as a critical link to let the governor and our agency know the issues Maryland businesses are facing — and the best way to solve them.​

  • Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and Promotion - Maryland Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and Promotion, successor to the Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing was created to manage the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund and requires the Department to award certain grants from the Fund for certain purposes.

  • Commerce Subcabinet - Comprised of Maryland Secretaries of commerce-related agencies, the Subcabinet advises the Governor on proposals to enhance the state’s business climate.




  • Maryland Economic Council (MEC) - Created to be the Moore-Miller Administration’s center for analyzing and recommending economic policies to foster job growth, build the State’s workforce, and create regulatory environment that allows business to grow and thrive.


  • Maryland Entertainment Industry Council (MEIC) - Assess Maryland’s existing assets, opportunities, and competitiveness within the film, television, and entertainment industry to support the infrastructure and workforce surrounding the sector.






  • MIDFA/MEDAAF A​​uthority​ - The Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority (MIDFA) and the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF) are both served by the same Authority members. For MIDFA, the Authority reviews and approves financing transactions being issued as private activity bonds and loan guarantees; for MEDAAF, the Authority reviews and approves loans to support economic development initiatives​.

  • Public Art Commission - Implements Maryland's first formal public art program, enhancing the cultural landscape of Maryland communities.