-Program Aims to Highlight Those Who Operate Successfully with Fewer Resources–
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 3, 2011) – Recognizing the private sector’s proven commitment to deliver better products at lower costs, Comptroller Peter Franchot today called for nominations for a new award program aimed at highlighting businesses and non-profit organizations that have succeeded in tough economic times through efficiency and innovation. The honor, called the Better With Less award, will be given to one business or non-profit in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
“As Comptroller, I’ve seen the genius of the private sector at work. My visits to businesses and non-profit organizations across the state have given me a true appreciation of their ability to create good-paying jobs, generate economic activity and deliver quality services in the midst of an economic crisis,” said Comptroller Franchot. “Those of us who serve in state government have an opportunity and an obligation to learn from these best practices of the private sector as we get our own fiscal house in order.”
The Better With Less award will recognize those private sector entities that have achieved economic success while using fewer resources, used innovation to operate more efficiently, identified new market opportunities in the current economic climate or strengthened local communities by providing vital services or opportunities for success. Businesses or non-profits of any size are eligible for nomination. The Comptroller will select an award recipient from each jurisdiction and pay them a visit later this spring.
Nominations will be accepted until April 1, 2011. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit the Comptroller’s Website at www.marylandtaxes.com/comptroller/initiatives/BetterWithLess.asp.