Gov. Larry Hogan (R) won a surprise victory in liberal Maryland last fall in part by promising to make the state a better place to conduct business.
On Thursday, the senior Democrats in Annapolis presented him with a blueprint on how to do it.
A report by the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission identified 10 challenges holding the state back economically, including a scattered and ineffective economic development strategy, too much reliance on federal jobs and a culture where government officials often seem more interested in enforcing rules than fostering growth.
The commission provided 32 suggestions for how the state can change.