Transforming Lives through Inclusive Economic Development – How a Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development Enriches Communities? Join us at the 2019 Annual Conference for an engaging examination of the role economic development plays in creating comprehensive and equitable opportunity for increasingly diverse communities. Maryland’s business community and talent pool are increasingly diverse – in gender, nationality, race, income and skill levels. The challenge for economic development professionals is to develop strategies that create opportunity and wealth creation across the spectrum of that diversity. Hear from experts about developing inclusive business development and workforce development strategies, encouraging companies to embrace the development of diverse talent, and embracing greater diversity within our own economic development organizations.