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Maryland’s Horse Industry Turns a Corner

By Sage Policy Group, Inc., November 2016

This analysis concludes that economic impacts stemming from Maryland’s horse industry support almost 10,000 jobs, an associated $481.8 million in labor income, and roughly $1.15 billion in business sales. If the current pace of industry expansion persists though 2020, by that time the industry will be associated with nearly $1.5 billion in economic impact and support more than $620 million in employee income and more than 11,000 jobs. These impacts support over $68 million dollars in state and local tax revenues.

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Horse Industry Day Brings Hundreds of Marylanders to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 23, 2016) – Today, the Maryland horse industry partners announced that they have commissioned an economic impact study on the industry’s fiscal contributions to Maryland, the first of this scale since 2005. The study will be conducted by Sage Policy Group, and the results will be unveiled in conjunction with the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in October of this year.

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My Maryland State Fair to Host Inaugural My Maryland Horse Festival

MY Maryland Horse Infield Fest: September 1 & 2, 4pm

MY Maryland State Fair is hosting  the inaugural MY Maryland Horse Festival, 11 days of free equine educational and entertainment events, planned by Maryland’s horse community,  during the August 28 – September 7, 2015 MY Maryland State Fair near the Grandstand.  The festival is in addition to the seven days of Thoroughbred racing, daily horse and breed shows, the bull riding and barrel racing show, horse pulling contests, and the pony and mule races already featured at the fair in Timonium, MD.

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