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Over $11.8 billion in merchandise traveled out of Maryland and into markets around the world in 2012. While Maryland already has a flourishing export market, the Maryland/DC District Export Council is working to build that number even higher. The DEC plans to hold its first-ever Celebration of International Trade in Linthicum Heights on May 21, with

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Soaring above the Baltimore skyline, four new 400-foot cranes stand ready to move containers from some of the world’s largest ships. A widened Panama Canal, expected to be completed by 2015, will allow super post-Panamax ships to travel through Central America. The recent crane installation at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt

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Governor Martin O’Malley on Thursday signed legislation intended to foster Maryland’s cybersecurity industry through a new Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit. The governor also signed legislation that modifies the state’s InvestMaryland program to make it easier to negotiate with venture capital firms. The bills represent major priorities of the Maryland Department of Business

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Governor Martin O’Malley is working toward increased collaboration between Maryland and Israeli companies. During his eight-day trade mission to Israel and Jordan, he launched the Maryland/Israel Development Partnership to fund joint development efforts in the cybersecurity and life sciences sectors, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development announced Sunday. “Innovation is not a solo

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Traumatic brain injuries can occur in any number of settings, whether the victim is a soldier in Iraq or a little league football player. BioMaryland explored the growing industry around TBI prevention, diagnosis and treatment during expert panel discussions on Wednesday at the 2013 Bio International Conference. Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony

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Lt. Governor Anthony Brown addressed leaders in Maryland’s life sciences industry, both to offer thanks and ensure continued state-sponsored investment, during the 2013 Bio International Convention Wednesday morning. “For all of the hard choices that we had to make, we never stopped investing in our biotech industry, because we know

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Looking for an innovative state to grow your business? Fast Company magazine recently ranked Maryland third in innovation, based on a combination of labor statistics, entrepreneurial activity, the health and growth rate of Startup America Partnership members and other indicators.

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Staq, an InvestMaryland Challenge finalist and incubator-grown startup, recently raised $1 million in seed funding from The Hive, a California-based investment firm, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. Staq was founded in 2012 and developed at the Betamore incubator by CEO and co-founder James Curran. In a recent question and answer with MDBIZ News, Curran compared his

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The Maryland Venture Fund is adding a new team member to assist in sourcing and evaluating equity investments in Maryland life sciences companies. Alastair Mackay, a cell biologist by training, has been named the Senior Life Sciences Principal, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development announced Thursday. “Working at Johns Hopkins and then

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Resting on pillars during the culmination of the InvestMaryland Challenge were three ivory-colored grand prize awards, swirling upward like the leaves of a springtime perennial and topped with the symbols of each winning company’s industry. While the awards went to a trio of Maryland’s most innovative early-stage businesses, the awards’ creators, Jessica

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