Article - Economic Development
(a) In this division the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “County” means a county of the State or Baltimore City.
(c) “Department” means the Department of Commerce.
(d) “Person” means an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, fiduciary, representative of any kind, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other entity.
(e) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce.
(f) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, “state” means:
(i) a state, possession, territory, or commonwealth of the United States; or
(ii) the District of Columbia.
(2) When capitalized, “State” means Maryland.