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Maryland’s economic future is bright, thanks in part to a recent resurgence in the state’s film industry and the attraction of some blockbuster television series. The 2013 Regional Economic Studies Institute’s Economic Outlook Conference, held at Towson University on Nov. 6, showcased industry developments and presented a solid case for

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When it comes to finding a job, military veterans fare better in Maryland than in most states. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 435,000 veterans make their home in Maryland and a total of 21.1 million in the United States. The veteran population in Maryland is

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A maze of often-inconsistent business rankings and statistics can make it difficult to gain a clear picture of Maryland’s business climate. To cut through the fog, longtime commentator Dan Rodricks of Midday on WYPR turned to Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray and president and CEO

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Military construction projects in Maryland have amounted to over $1.5 billion in spending over the past three fiscal years—but not all of those projects were awarded to in-state companies. In fact, in fiscal year 2013, only 34 percent of the contracts went to Maryland-based companies, officials said on Tuesday, during the

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Now is the time for Maryland companies to consider doing business in Africa. Just ask Jessica Reynolds, an international investment and trade specialist with the Maryland Department of the Business and Economic Development, who is now working with several state agencies, county governments and companies to foster increased exports to

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Women’s feet are getting bigger, big enough that it’s rocking the American shoe industry. But that’s not why Karen Williamson, back in 2005, started her online shoe company. She started the company because her teenage daughter, Tess, was wearing flip-flops in six inches of snow outside her Boston boarding school.

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Tax relief is coming to Maryland employers—beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the state’s unemployment insurance tax is being reduced by up to 70 percent, Governor Martin O’Malley announced Wednesday. “Progress doesn’t happen by chance, but by the choices we’re making together to build a strong, growing and resilient economy,” O’Malley said

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How can you increase your employees’ motivation? Your first inclination might be to offer some kind of reward or bonus—but Daniel Pink warns that this common practice is likely to backfire. Pink—a world-renowned consultant and bestselling author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” and “To Sell is

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Industry and government leaders gathered Oct. 8-9 for CyberMaryland 2013, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. The event showcased the state’s growing cybersecurity industry, challenged professionals and students and fostered networking. Find more information on the conference here, as well as the winners of the Maryland Cyber Challenge

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Mikra Krasniqi is an economist at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. The federal government shutdown will have an adverse effect on the entire United States economy and especially the Washington, D.C. area. While federal government civilian and military spending makes up about 4 percent of U.S. economic

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