Catch up on the latest Maryland business news:

  • A new report shows the benefits behind the Governor Martin O’Malley’s initiative to raise Maryland’s minimum wage, including a $456 million infusion into the state’s economy and 1,600 new jobs, according to TheBayNet.
  • Lyon Distilling Company, a rum distillery to launch in St. Michaels, will become the first in Maryland to produce its rum starting with all raw ingredients, according to the Baltimore Sun.
  • Grammy winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest on May 17. Since 2009, the Preakness event has attracted increasingly high profile entertainment, the Baltimore Business Journal reports.
  • Luxury cars abound at the 2014 International Auto Show in Baltimore, running through Feb. 9. Check out photos of the show’s top attractions on the Baltimore Business Journal.
  • Watch for Baltimore-based Under Armour at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The Baltimore Business Journal rounded up photos of specially made uniforms for athletes at the games.
  • Germantown, Maryland has lured a major biotech company from Virginia. Learn more about Intrexon Corp’s move on Metro Business Media.
  • Governor O’Malley has declared Feb. 18 “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day.” The governor will celebrate the role of independent and private non-profit colleges and universities, according to Baltimore CityBizList. 
  • Baltimore is a great place for young people to develop their creativity—that’s the message behind a new coalition of business groups Baltimore Soul, Baltimore reports.
  • Maryland government and industry leaders will launch a new cybersecurity roundtable, reflecting the rapidly growing demand for Internet security, the Washington Post reports.
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