By Special to the AFRO

Coppin State University College of Business (COB) has scheduled a public forum that will feature several 2022 candidates for Maryland governor. The event, which is scheduled for April 26 and sponsored by the COB Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship, will provide a forum for the candidates to discuss issues related to economic development, strategic investment, and economic empowerment, statewide and in West Baltimore. 

Kelly Swoope, an anchor for WMAR 2 News, has been selected to moderate the event.

“It is important as we prepare to vote for the next governor of maryland that people whose lives are shaped by policy decisions in Annapolis have a chance to hear and understand how the candidates plan on leading our state and investing in Baltimore,” said President Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D. “Baltimore is the economic engine of the state. As an anchor institution in West Baltimore, Coppin State University is committed to doing what we can to help revitalize this corridor on North Avenue and give our neighbors the skills and knowledge they need to make informed choices for their future.” 

Several candidates have confirmed their intentions to participate in the forum. Rushern Baker, Jon Baron, Peter Franchot, Doug Gansler, Wes Moore and Tom Perez have all told the university that they will be in attendance. 

The Maryland gubernatorial candidate forum takes place at Coppin State University on April 26 between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The gubernatorial forum will also stream online at on April 28 and April 29.

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