by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, and other Rhode Island officials, visited the University of Maryland Baltimore’s BioPark on a fact-finding mission to develop a life sciences-centered
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia If you make a trip out to Baltimore’s east side neighborhood, you will notice a dramatic change. What was once a desolate neighborhood, is now a bustling science and technology campus adjacent to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The redevelopment project took over 88 acres of
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia The State’s Department of Economic Development saw a number of big wins in this year’s legislative session which closed on Monday. The Department’s InvestMaryland legislation overwhelmingly passed with a 94-43 vote, helping to fuel venture capital investments in Maryland’s startup companies. Through the legislation, the
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia The Maryland Biotechnology center hosted a day-long regulatory workshop today for a cluster of French biotechnology companies, including Cancer BioSante, Lyonbiopole and Medicin, and UBIFRANCE, looking to do business in the U.S. The workshop follows a letter of intent signed by the State of Maryland
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Maryland businesses announced plans to add more than 15,000 jobs in 2010, a 25 percent boost from 2009, according to a report released by the Department of Business and Economic Development. A total of 364 projects were announced, 73 of them new and 291 expansions.
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia When Kimberly Brown started working part-time at Cell Systems, Inc. while studying to get her doctorate in chemical engineering, she didn’t know that was the last place she would work before starting her own business. “I started part-time as the second employee. I finished my
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia As evidenced by the crowd that gathered for InvestMaryland day in Annapolis last week, the entrepreneurial spirit in Maryland is high. In their 2009 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the Kauffman Foundation found that in 2009, an average of 0.34 percent of the adult population,
by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia When Joseph Amprey was a kid, he was always asking “Why?” “I was one of those kids that always asked ‘why,’ much to the chagrin of my parents. And that never stopped, I just kept asking ‘why,’” he said. His natural curiosity helped him to