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Keep up with the latest statewide business and economic developments. The Washington Post spotlighted Patton Electronics, an electronics manufacturer in Gaithersburg with a patriotic rationale for keeping its products American-made. Southwest Airlines’ 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program is donating free flights to seriously ill patients in need of Baltimore’s premier medical facilities, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Building security officers shouldn’t feel trapped behind a desk, according to William F. Peel III, CEO of Datawatch Systems. The Bethesda-based company specializes in remote security monitoring for commercial buildings. Peel’s work with high-rise buildings in New York City recently drew the attention of the New York Times, which featured him in its “The

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Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. Find MD BIZ News’ profile on Sickweather from March 2012.  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

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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.

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Looking for a supportive environment for your startup—a low cost space with easy access to educational resources and exposure to investors? You might consider setting up shop in one of Maryland’s 27 business incubators, designed to support early-stage entrepreneurial companies in fields ranging from medical research to clean energy. Incubators

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“Though Maryland has built up one of the most highly-skilled workforces in the nation, too many of our workers lack the skills they need to compete for the jobs in highest demand. The EARN initiative will help us bridge that skills gap by creating employer-driven partnerships with businesses so together,

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Looking to transform your small business? JJ Ramberg, the longtime host of MSNBC’s “Your Business,” may offer some ideas. On April 9, at 500 West Baltimore St. in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is sponsoring a free book signing and lecture featuring Ramberg. Starting

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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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Technically Baltimore breaks the news today of an ambitious project to turn disused and dilapidated buildings and lots in East Baltimore along the tracks that carry Amtrak trains into the city into an innovative “Food Hub.” This entirely new food-oriented campus — The Baltimore Food Hub — would feature farming,

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Startup Maryland (www.startupmd.org), a state-wide initiative for Entrepreneurs … by Entrepreneurs, will be recognized today during a White House briefing that corresponds with the two-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership, a national entrepreneurship initiative in which Startup Maryland is a leading region. Startup Maryland co-chairs Julie Lenzer Kirk and Michael Binko will join

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