Biography

As the director of Sustainability Policies at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, McGuire focuses generally on systemic policy solutions and approaches, and specifically on the green economy, ecological economics, and ecosystem services for statewide initiatives. He initiated and oversees the Maryland Genuine Progress Indicator, a complementary and more comprehensive gauge of prosperity than traditional economic metrics.

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The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and most productive estuarine systems in the world.1 A 2001 study estimated the value of the Bay at between $360 million and $1.8 billion.2 In 2005, Maryland’s fisheries alone contributed about $1 billion to the state’s economy, sustained around 4,000 jobs, and generated more than $22 million […]

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