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Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced during the Governor’s Cup Awards Ceremony on April 15. One

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Gov. Martin O’Malley emphasized economic growth during the swearing-in ceremony of Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick E. Murray Thursday morning in Annapolis. “Our top priority is jobs. Without jobs, there is no progress,” the governor said while introducing Murray’s new role at the department. “At DBED, Dominick

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews A panel of entrepreneurs told the Maryland Economic Development Commission on Tuesday that Maryland needs to commercialize more discoveries made in academic and government labs and improve the entrepreneurial culture if the state hopes to compete with traditional hubs of innovation. “You ain’t gonna

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Businesses looking for new digs in Maryland have a new tool to comb the 1,800 commercial and industrial buildings and sites available from Ocean City to Accident. Today, the Department of Business and Economic Development launched Maryland Business Properties, a searchable, map-able online database

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia Past the Indian grocery store in a quiet Columbia business park, beyond the laser tag place and wedding gown boutique, A&G Pharmaceutical Inc. has been quietly fighting cancer. Now, however, 12-year-old A&G is starting to make some noise. The company launched a partnership with

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The leaders of many of Maryland’s top cybersecurity companies made the trip to San Francisco last week to be part of the RSA Conference, the top event for U.S. cybersecurity professionals every year. From the packed convention floor, those entrepreneurs and executives reflected on why they call Maryland home —

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Agency elevates interactive media strategy with robust business news channel  Introduces New Editor, New Format, New Features By Andréa Vernot, Assistant Secretary, Marketing and Communications   In February 2011, Maryland’s business marketing agency entered the blogosphere with a bang.  After months of considering how to best organize and operate an

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by Nancy McCrea, DBED Marketing & Communications With all of the focus today on creating jobs there is unprecedented interest in employment data. Who is gaining jobs and who is losing? How many jobs are being created by small businesses or by start-up businesses? Research by the Kauffman Foundation and

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By: Margaret Perry for MDBizMedia Maryland-based Elite Tournaments will be running a youth soccer tournament in Columbia this weekend, which is expected to bring in close to $4 million in revenue for Howard County. The Mt. Airy based company, which recently announced a partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association

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