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by Nancy McCrea, DBED Marketing & Communications With all of the focus today on creating jobs there is unprecedented interest in employment data. Who is gaining jobs and who is losing? How many jobs are being created by small businesses or by start-up businesses? Research by the Kauffman Foundation and

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by Kathy Snyder, CCE, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Black Friday and Cyber Monday beat last year’s sales records by a considerable amount and this year’s Christmas holiday season appears to be on track to surpass 2010.  If you are a smart shopper, waiting for the last minute to gain

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by Maureen Kilcullen Billed as the “premier international conference for military communications,” MILCOM 2011 is hosting an impressive lineup of Army, Navy and Air Force officers, defense contractors and industry experts at Baltimore’s Convention Center this week. The annual conference provides a forum to exchange ideas, share successes and challenges,

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by Alfredo Goyboru, DBED Economist Maryland added 10,440 private sector jobs (seasonally adjusted) in July for a 0.5% growth rate, tied for fifth fastest monthly growth in the country. Overall, the state added 8,100 jobs over many industry sectors, with 10 out of 13 major private sectors adding jobs. Maryland

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by Kimberly Clark, MEDA Awards Committee Chair 2011 marked the 50th Anniversary for the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), and as we celebrated this milestone at our Annual Conference in June, we also took the time to reflect on how the state of Maryland has transformed in the last 50

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by Michael Raia, Director of Communications & Media Relations, DLLR Earlier today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment and jobs data for June. According to the BLS data, Maryland – like all other states – is still recovering from the worst national recession in generations. During June, Maryland’s

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System designed to expedite review system for priority area development projects in State by Christine Hansen Standing inside the 125,000 square foot bakery plant of Bakery Express/Ms Desserts in Halethorpe, officials today unveiled a new permitting system that streamlines the review process and allows businesses to more easily obtain permits

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by Bel Leong Hong, founder, president and CEO of Knowledge Advantage Inc. I joined the Governor’s Trade Mission to China to explore possibilities for new business ventures for my company.  While the trade mission continued on to Korea and Vietnam, I only had enough time to go to China.  We

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by Christine Hansen Laura Neuman, Howard County’s new Economic Development head, has big plans for the county.  As the first woman to be named head of the economic development board, she plans to make Howard County an entrepreneurial and technology based county. Selected over 70 applicants and appointed by County

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