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Amanda Winters

Maryland EconomyMaryland Living

As part of our #BuyLocalMD series this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Commerce hopes to inspire you to explore the small businesses in your own community. Get into the holiday spirit with help from our local breweries, wineries, and more. Here’s a toast to our favorite picks throughout Maryland.

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Dunlop Boots
ManufacturingManufacturing & Production

Dunlop Protective Footwear, a leading global manufacturer of protective footwear located in Harford County, is planning to expand its United States-based production to meet market demands. With assistance from a $100,000 training grant provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the company expects to nearly double the number of PVC

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Small Business Saturday Shop Small
Maryland EconomyMaryland LivingTourism

In conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 25th, the Maryland Department of Commerce encourages Maryland residents to explore their neighborhoods and support local businesses. Show us how you shop small on Twitter with #ShopSmall and #BuyLocalMD @MDBiz. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! With Small Business

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STEM coding
Information & TechnologyIT and Cybersecurity

Last week, Governor Larry Hogan announced a new plan called the ACCESS Initiative – or Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide – to boost education and workforce development in the field throughout Maryland. The ACCESS Initiative fulfills the governor’s commitment to strengthening computer science education throughout Maryland, which

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Veterans Day
EventsMilitary

As we celebrate Veterans Appreciation Month, we recognize our local veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Maryland. Here at Maryland Commerce, we proudly support veterans in a number of ways, including managing two specific programs targeted towards hiring veterans and veteran-owned businesses. The Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business Loan Program

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Civil War History Cannon
HistoryTourism

As the leaves change color and the weather starts to turn, fall becomes the perfect time to explore Maryland’s role in the Civil War. Here at Maryland Commerce, we encourage visitors to take a weekend trip to one of our state’s local Civil War sites and learn more about the

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Maryland Farms Tractor
Agriculture

Are you looking to get a new agricultural business or technology up-and-running? Do you think you have what it takes to change the agriculture industry? The MidAtlantic Farm Credit is looking for innovative idea-makers and entrepreneurs for its upcoming #AgPitch17 contest. #AgPitch17 is a Shark Tank inspired competition featuring a

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Lanco Dairy Farm
Manufacturing & ProductionMaryland EconomyWorkforce

Lanco Dairy Farms has expanded its presence in Maryland and established a cheese-making operation in Washington County, where it plans to add 15 new jobs over the next two years. The company invested more than $24 million to acquire and refurbish the former Saputo Inc. cheese facility, located on Warfordsburg

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Inc 5000 Maryland
Breaking NewsIndustry NewsMaryland Economy

More than 100 of the fastest-growing companies in the country are based right here in Maryland, according to the latest Inc. 5000 rankings. The recent announcement names 120 Maryland companies in the rankings, including six businesses among the top 500 in the nation. Click here to read the full list

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Premier Rides Hype
Innovation & TechManufacturing & Production

Baltimore’s own supplier of theme park attractions is celebrating the opening of its newest thrill ride. Premier Rides spent the last year creating the new Hype roller coaster, which officially opened at Finland’s Särkänniemi Amusement Park in June. The engineering company is known for designing and manufacturing roller coasters, water

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