ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation on Sept. 16 recognizing Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Maryland.

“One of Maryland’s greatest strengths is the diversity of our people,” Hogan said. “During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate Maryland’s Hispanic community and its many contributions to our state’s rich identity.”

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI), the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the Governor's Office Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation will partner to host a virtual procurement workshop in Spanish to support Maryland’s growing community of Spanish-speaking business owners.

GOCI and the Commission on Hispanic Affairs’ ongoing advocacy efforts also include distributing masks and other personal protective equipment to Latino community organizations and supporting Census outreach efforts among hard-to-count communities.

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