The Hogan administration’s Maryland Business Express website was recently named a “State IT Innovation of the Year” by StateScoop, and it also received a Gold Hermes Creative Award from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. The state’s new website, located at, is making it easier than ever for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to plan, start, manage, and grow their business in the state. Corbett Webb, Chief of Staff for the Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), was also named “State Up & Comer” by StateScoop due to his efforts in spearheading the Maryland Business Express initiative.

“I am so proud of all of the hard work that went into developing this site, which is a fantastic resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Maryland,” said SDAT Director Michael Higgs. “We are honored to receive these prestigious awards, and will continue to pursue our goal to make government services more accessible to Maryland business owners by providing more services online.”

The national StateScoop Awards recognize innovative approaches to making state government more effective and efficient, while the international Gold Hermes Creative Awards recognize creative approaches to the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. The new Maryland Business Express is an inter-agency collaboration that combines information and resources previously spread across numerous state agencies and departments into one user- friendly and easy-to-navigate site.

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