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Looking to boost your community’s economy? Consider sprucing up the town’s welcome sign, organizing an outdoor farmers market or printing T-shirts with the town name on them. These actions and more, shared during Tuesday’s Maryland Economic Development Association fall conference in Frederick, may not directly translate into new jobs, but

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Full-time college and university students are eligible for free admission to the CyberMaryland 2013 conference, Oct. 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Students must register online by Oct. 1, and use the case sensitive code UMstudent to receive complimentary admission. The normal discounted rate for full-time students is $55. Governor Martin O’Malley launched CyberMaryland in January 2010 to support the

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Keep up with the latest statewide business and economic developments. The U.S. Census Bureau has again named Maryland the richest state in the country. USA Today offers detailed explanations along with the rankings. Maryland regulators have approved new state insurance marketplace premiums for small businesses. Enrollment begins Jan. 1, 2014. Details are available

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Maryland’s private sector added 4,900 jobs in August, the largest monthly gain for Maryland businesses since the start of the housing crash in 2007, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced Friday. The private sector gains paced the state to a total increase of 9,700 jobs last month. The state’s 0.4

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Baltimore, already a hotbed for innovation, will soon host a new batch of health information technology startups. DreamIt Health Baltimore—a partnership of DreamIt Ventures, Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation, Inc.—is now accepting applications from health care sector startups around the world for a chance to grow their businesses in Baltimore. Similar programs have

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In recent years, Maryland families have consistently topped the nation in household income. Stateline, a daily news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts, released an interactive map and chart on Thursday, which details median household income by state between 2008 and 2012. Despite a national decline, Maryland continued to rank

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Nancy McCrea is the Director of Research and Information Services for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. A strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical to sustaining innovation and increasing Maryland’s economic prosperity. However, until recently, the definition of STEM lacked standardization, making regional comparisons of

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Every choice we make in Maryland is about creating jobs, expanding opportunity and building a bigger, stronger middle class. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has made investments in Maryland companies, startups and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses and create jobs. And Maryland businesses are doing

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How has Maryland’s economy and quality of life improved since Governor Martin O’Malley’s inaugural speech in 2007? A new video, released on Wednesday, details developments in health, education, public safety, the environment, job growth and innovation since the governor took office. The video is part of an ongoing “Better Choices,

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A lively public forum Wednesday at Goucher College showcased Maryland’s economic accomplishments and gathered stakeholders to share ideas. Governor Martin O’Malley led the discussion, along with Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Leonard J. Howie III and a panel of industry experts. “These forums are not

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