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by Heather Gramm, CEcD, Chair of MEDA Professional Development Committee In the last few years, the number of adults taking continuing education and professional development courses has grown significantly. Continuing education and professional development courses increase employability, increase workforce productivity, and increase competitiveness, not only for employees but also for

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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 Joyce Takeno, Department of Business & Economic Development What do Hagerstown Community College, Dartmouth College and Princeton University have in common? (Hint: One of them is not in the Ivy League.) They have all been designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, comprising fewer than 150 higher

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by Leah Michaels This month MDBizMedia will be talking with prominent Marylanders about their lessons learned from odd summer jobs. To preview the project, Secretary Christian Johansson from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development sat down with us to discuss his odd summer jobs. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4dyFS1h3Vc] Think you had

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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 Leah Michaels DBED Secretary Christian Johansson talks with MDBizMedia on his views on his experiences, and the cultures in China, Korea and Vietnam. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabxkaH7lvQ]

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by Zoe Pagonis Governor O’Malley and a delegation of 68 business, higher education and public leaders embarked on a 10-day economic development and jobs mission to Asia. The mission resulted in an immediate $85 million in direct investment into Maryland and is expected to continue to yield positive economic benefits

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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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