The Patuxent Partnership and St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce invite our members and the regional community to a briefing on:
Building for Innovation at the St. Mary's County Regional Airport
with presentations from St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development, S, Hunt Aero, Southern MD Higher Education Center, University System of Maryland
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
8:00 - 10:00a.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center - Building 1, Multi-purpose Room | 44219 Airport Road | California, MD 20619
- There is no fee to attend.
- Advance registration is requested to manage seating.
Check-in and coffee available at 7:30am. Briefing begins at 8am. Tentative agenda below (subject to change).
||Welcome: Ms. Bonnie Green (Executive Director, TPP) and Mr. Rich Fleming (Executive Director, SMC Chamber of Commerce)
||Overview: Mr. Chris Kaselemis, Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development
||Background (Airport): Mr. Gary Whipple, Airport Operations Manager, St. Mary's County Regional Airport
||Vision: Mr. Chris Kaselemis
||Private Sector Development: Mr. Ken Reed, Managing Director, S. Hunt Aero
||University System of Maryland: Mr. Matt Scassero, Director, UMD UAS Test Site
Topics to be covered include - infrastructure development and enhancements at/around SMC airport, airport environment (S. Hunt Aero owned land/facilities, Southern MD Higher Education Center, planned UMD Autonomous Research & Engineering building, Wildewood Tech Park, TechPort, airport/terminal) coming together as an innovation district, visions for developing aviation businesses and aviation community, expansion of UMD (undergrad engineering programs, UAS Test Site, Autonomous Research & Engineering Building, TechPort).