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MAM is a coalition of Maryland manufacturers organized  to maintain and  improve the manufacturing business climate in Maryland.

MAM’s cornerstone accomplishment is the enactment of the “single factor apportionment formula” exclusively for manufacturers!

Specifically, MAM focuses its efforts on key legislative and administrative issues such as:

  • Corporate Taxes   
  • Energy
  • Exemptions and Credits
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Sales and Use Taxes
  • Environmental Issues
  • Tort Reform

For years Maryland has not had a stand alone statewide organization representing MD manufacturers. In 2000, the Manufacturers’ Alliance of Maryland (MAM) was formed to fill the void.

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MAM – the Voice of Maryland Manufacturers

MAM is a coalition of Maryland manufacturers organized to maintain and improve the manufacturing business climate in Maryland.

MAM’s cornerstone accomplishment is the enactment of the “single factor apportionment formula” exclusively for manufacturers!

Specifically, MAM focuses its efforts on key legislative and administrative issues such as:

  • Corporate Taxes
  • Energy
  • Exemptions and Credits
  • Sales and Use Taxes
  • Tort Reform
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation

For years Maryland has not had a stand alone statewide organization representing MD manufacturers. In 2000, the Manufacturers’ Alliance of Maryland (MAM) was formed to fill the void.

Initially, MAM’s sole focus was on the enactment of legislation (at the 2001 session of the Maryland General Assembly) to change Maryland’s corporate income tax statute to provide for a “single factor apportionment formula” for manufacturers. Against strong opposition, MAM was successful saving MD manufacturers millions of dollars per year!

In subsequent years MAM’s legislative focus and membership base has broadened. Today MAM is recognized by Maryland policy makers as the point of contact for positions on legislation and public policy that impacts Maryland manufacturers.

MAM is not your father’s business association: there are no insurance programs; there are no annual dinners or “unique” opportunities for sponsorships; and there are no networking breakfasts. MAM is different – it’s sole focus is on advocacy and 100% of MAM dues are NOT deductible (we’re proud of that).

Gene Burner is the President of MAM and he is MAM’s primary lobbyist. He has over 32 years of experience in dealing with the Maryland General Assembly; first as a legislative committee staffer, then as the head of a major State agency (the MD Dept. of Assessments & Taxation), and finally as the head of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying team. Mr. Burner is recognized as state and local tax expert and he was the key lobbyist responsible for enactment of the “single factor apportionment formula” in Maryland.

Bottom line – MAM is a hybrid organization. A cross between the classical trade association and having your own registered lobbyist. Join MAM and you will quickly understand its unique benefits and structure.

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MAM led the lobbying effort on the following legislative issues since its inception in 2000:

  • Enactment of MD’s first corporate income tax credit for R&D expenditures in 2000 – now law. (Also extended twice.)
  • Enactment of “single factor” corporate income tax apportionment formula for manufacturers in 2001 – now law. (Successfully fought against attempts to repeal it since 2001.)
  • Defeat of “throwback” legislation that would have had the effect of canceling the benefits of single factor for manufacturers.
  • Defeat of “addback” legislation relating to the so called “Delaware Holding Company” issue – defeated in 2003, finally passed in 2004 but with a settlement period for amnesty.
  • Defeat “Alternative Minimum Assessment” legislation – multiple years – this will be back.
  • Defeat “combined reporting” for the corporate income tax – multiple years – this will be back.
  • Defeat public disclosure of tax credits and exemptions received by corporations – this will be back.
  • Fought against “Wal Mart Bill” that required large employers to pay a payroll tax is their health insurance benefits were not at a specified level – passed but overturned by the courts.
  • Supported restructuring of Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance rate structure saving MD manufacturers thousands of dollars per year – now law.