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Maryland’s burgeoning cyber security industry has a new leader— Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Jeani Park as director of cyber development on Tuesday. Sarah Gantz of the Baltimore Business Journal reports: Park, a commercial cyber security strategist, will be responsible for supporting product development, education and talent recruitment

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Startup Maryland, the statewide effort to find Maryland’s most promising entrepreneurs and startup companies, has partnered with CoFoundersLab, a community of entrepreneurs looking for co-founders, to create TeamFinder, a free, searchable database of potential co-founders. “A great team is critical to startup success yet good co-founders and management team candidates

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law on Tuesday a program to support the commercialization of discoveries made in university labs in Maryland and two other bills that will strengthen a pair of the state’s business tax credits. The legislation was approved by the General

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia ELTA Systems Ltd., an Israeli defense electronics firm and the world’s fourth-largest radar manufacturer, plans to hire 100 people at its newly opened U.S. headquarters in Howard County, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Wednesday. ELTA North America, the company’s U.S. subsidiary, has leased 7,500 square

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia Gov. Martin O’Malley celebrated passage of Innovate Maryland on Friday, touting the program as a critical piece in the funding pipeline that funnels discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. The goal of Innovate Maryland is to commercialize 40 discoveries every year through a

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by Karen Glenn Hood, DBED Marketing and Communications Like many small business owners, Susan Aplin wanted to expand her business. As the CEO of Bambeco, an eco-friendly home and housewares company based in Baltimore, Aplin saw opportunity in the ever-growing market for sustainable goods. She wanted to add employees, she

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by Karen Glenn Hood, DBED Marketing and Communications The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) unveiled the first phase of a new interactive tool that allows businesses and citizens to map the State’s key business assets and resources.  MDbizMap, housed on DBED’s website ChooseMaryland.org, provides users with a

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by Johanna Colburn, DBED Marketing & Communications Tracking financial incentives to Maryland businesses and organizations just became as easy as clicking a mouse. Earlier this week, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development launched the first phase of an online tool called Finance Tracker, designed to make tracking State

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