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This month, the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program celebrated its 32nd year by honoring the area’s small business community under one roof. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program highlighted the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. Les Hall, Maryland Commerce’s program

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Governor Larry Hogan customer service initiative
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I was excited to join Governor Hogan and my fellow cabinet secretaries last week for the unveiling of a new customer service initiative, which promises responsive, courteous and accountable service across all state agencies. This initiative will place a renewed focus on customer service by improving training for all state

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Fourteen professionals with diverse expertise in business, economic development and marketing have been named by Governor Larry Hogan to a new organization that will help drive Maryland’s branding and marketing efforts to attract businesses, create jobs and grow the state’s economy. The Maryland Public-Private Partnership (P3) Marketing Corporation, working with

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Maryland Department of Commerce
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Governor Larry Hogan today announced the formation of the Maryland Department of Commerce and appointed Mike Gill the state’s first Secretary of Commerce. Formerly known as the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the new Department of Commerce will focus on attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses and creating

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Secretary Mike Gill
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October 2015 Business Pulse: We are Commerce Mike Gill is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. “We are Commerce.” You’re going to see those three simple words from us a lot in the coming weeks. We are Commerce. We are marking our transition to the Department of Commerce from the

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Maryland military
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Video produced by Brian Fisher Maryland plays a crucial role in our nation’s defense. Our military installations generate $57.4 billion in economic impact per year. We are a thriving location for Department of Defense related activities such as biodefense, cybersecurity, avionics, informatics and ordnance and weapons testing. Under the Base

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Secretary Mike Gill
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August 2015 Business Pulse: Be heard on regulatory reform Mike Gill is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Governor Hogan appointed me to this job almost nine months ago. I’ve seen a lot, learned a lot, and met a ton of great people from Ocean City

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New DBED Employees
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Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) Secretary Mike Gill has appointed three new senior staff members who will play key roles in attracting, retaining and growing businesses in the State and promoting Maryland as a great place to do business. The appointments, which are part of a larger

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Starting a business is easier than ever, especially when using Maryland’s award-winning online registration system. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has received a StateScoop 50 Award, which honors those who make state and local government more efficient and effective. Additionally, the International Association of Commercial Administrators recently named

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sba awards
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Members of Maryland’s small business community were honored this month during the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program celebrated its 31st year by highlighting the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. “We hope that you’ll be inspired

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