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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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In case you missed it, DBED Secretary Mike Gill recently sat down for an interview with Baltimore Sun reporter Natalie Sherman. The Baltimore-born and raised businessman discussed visiting each of Maryland’s jurisdictions, a goal on the top of his “to-do” list this summer. Secretary Gill also described why his new

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Baltimore’s business community is coming together as one. During this time of recovery, what the city needs most is help—and it is up to local residents, businesses, and non-profits to help put Baltimore back on its feet. The Office of Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore

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Secretary Mike Gill of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) sat down for an interview with Allan Hirsh of Aha! Business Radio this past Tuesday, April 21. “I tell everybody when I talk to them, ‘economic development is a team sport,’” said Secretary Gill. “I’ve been on the road heavily for

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The Maryland Charity Campaign numbers are in, and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has taken the lead for the second year in a row. DBED contributed an impressive $42,000 to the statewide-campaign in 2014 – more than any other “small agency” with 250 employees or less. Overall, Maryland agencies

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Joyce La Padula, DBED’s Manufacturing Program Manager, has been named to the Maryland World Class Consortia (MWCC) Board of Directors. In her current DBED role, Joyce collaborates with industry stakeholders, trade associations and educational institutions, while facilitating the growth and creation of partnerships throughout the state. “Congratulations to Joyce on

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Heather Gramm, DBED’s Director of Regional Growth and Retention, has been named a winner in the “40 Under 40” awards—the only awards to recognize young, talented economic development professionals and their contributions to the industry. “We are incredibly proud of Heather’s recognition as one of the rising stars of economic

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Benjamin H. Wu has been named the new Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Governor Larry Hogan and DBED Secretary Mike Gill announced today. A former DBED employee, Wu is among the first Cabinet deputies to be named to the Hogan administration. He will act

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The second annual InvestMaryland Challenge is in full swing. If your business is in need of a jump start, check out this site for more information about the national business competition. The Challenge offers applicants free admission to networking events, social media promotion, scoring and feedback from judges, exposure to venture capital firms and angel investors

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BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that two Maryland tech companies received investments totaling $350,000 through the State’s InvestMaryland program, which was created by Governor O’Malley and the General Assembly to make venture capital investments in promising Maryland startups in high-tech, high-growth fields. The State

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