As an independent state agency, the Council must report each year to the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly on its activities and grant expenditures. We are pleased to share with you the Rural Maryland Council’s Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report. The State’s Fiscal Year began on July 1, 2019 and ended on June 30, 2020. This report documents the grant expenditures as well as the activities of the Council during this time. Read more here….
As an independent state agency, the Council must report each year to the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly on its activities and grant expenditures. We are pleased to share with you the Rural Maryland Council’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report. The State’s Fiscal Year began on July 1, 2018, and ended on June 30, 2019. This report documents the grant expenditures as well as the activities of the Council during this time. Read more here…
We are pleased to share with you our Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report. We had another busy year in Fiscal Year 2018. The Rural Maryland Council hosted the national conference for Partners for Rural America (PRA) in September. The conference was attended by State Rural Development Council staff and directors and included tours of economic development projects on the Eastern Shore, and visits with Congressional Representatives in Washington, D.C. Read more here….
Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report
This year we welcomed a new Board Chair, Josh Hastings. Josh currently serves as Policy Manager with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy where he monitors land use policies at the local, state, and federal government levels. A proud native of the Eastern Shore, Josh grew up on a poultry farm and Maryland’s first certified organic farm. Before joining ESLC, Josh served as the Legislative Assistant to the Chair of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, in the Maryland State Senate. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Salisbury University (Business Marketing, Political Science) and is finishing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Read more here…
Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report
2016 was a great year for the Rural Maryland Council (RMC)! We were successful in our efforts to attain funding for the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) for the first time! On March 29, 2016, the Maryland Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2017 State Operating Budget, which included funds, for the first time since its creation in 2006, to support RMPIF, a key step forward in addressing disparities in the State’s rural areas. We are confident that there will be an excellent return on the investment in our rural communities as we strategically invest those resources. Read more here…
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Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report
2014 was an exciting year for the Rural Maryland Council! We presented a new logo, URL and website, www.rural.maryland.gov . We hosted the Rural Action Assembly with the State Office of Rural Health and the Maryland Rural Health Association. We partnered with Volunteer Maryland in conducting information sessions around the State. We also participated in the Eastern Shore Business Plan Competition and the InvestMaryland Business Plan challenge. As part of the InvestMaryland Challenge, we offered a Rural Entrepreneur award of $15,000 in partnership with the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC). We distributed almost $190,000 in grants to rural-serving nonprofits …
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Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2013 was the year of rebirth for the Rural Maryland Council. After the RMC was defunded in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session, a core group of dedicated rural supporters advocated strongly for the reestablishment of the Council.
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Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report
As we mark our Fifth Anniversary of full operation, MARBIDCO is pleased to report that it has continued to make significant strides in fulfilling its mission in FY 2012, despite the challenges still presented by an economy recovering from recession. This Annual Report documents many of these successes, showing MARBIDCO’s growth and capabilities in address- ing the specialized financing and business development needs of Maryland’s agricultural and resource-based industries. As a uniquely chartered financial intermediary and business development organization, MARBIDCO brings together resources from the federal, State and local governments, as well as the private sector, to assist Maryland’s farming, forestry and seafood businesses with an eye towards the long-term sustainability of these important rural industry sectors.
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Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report
After completing it’s fourth full year of operation, MARBIDCO is pleased to report that it has continued to make significant strides in fulfilling it’s mission in FY 2011, despite the challenges still presented by an economy recovering from recession. This Annual Report documents many of these successes, showing MARBIDCO’s growth and capabilities in addressing the specialized financing and business development needs of Maryland agricultural and resource-based industries.
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