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Examining innovation’s role in economic development

In business, government and even sports, the word innovate is continually being bandied about. On Monday, the Maryland Economic Development Association's annual conference in Cambridge will host a panel that will examine what that term means in the context of economic development. "In a government setting, the opportunity to innovate — and that's an over-the-top buzzword these days, I don't think you can find a more 'buzzy' word than innovate, or innovation — but it really does, I think for us those of us that have it as a formal part of their job or title, there is a definition that we adhere to," Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County's chief innovation officer, said. "It's when you can find ideas that ... meet three criteria."

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

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