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Veterans Day
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As we celebrate Veterans Appreciation Month, we recognize our local veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Maryland. Here at Maryland Commerce, we proudly support veterans in a number of ways, including managing two specific programs targeted towards hiring veterans and veteran-owned businesses. The Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business Loan Program

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Veterans Day
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The State of Maryland is celebrating Veterans Appreciation Month and honoring military veterans during the month of November with a series of programs, exhibits, and special offers at attractions and businesses throughout the state. The initiative is a joint effort between the Maryland Office of Tourism, Maryland State Highway Administration

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5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss the Maryland Business Summit
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The Maryland Governor’s Business Summit is just around the corner. During the one-day summit on May 18, Maryland’s business community will gather to explore an array of topics including redefining urban centers and the future of manufacturing. Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss it. Connect with 500+

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The Maryland Department of Commerce today announced the launch of the Maryland Defense Network, an interactive online tool that maps defense spending in the state. Maryland is typically among the top 10 states in the nation for defense spending, ranking 6th for fiscal year 2016. The Maryland Defense Network helps

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Maryland Veteran-Owned Business Resources
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National Veterans Small Business Week is October 31- November 4, and the U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging community members to highlight local veteran-owned businesses in their community, and show gratitude and support to veterans and their families. Supporting Maryland Veteran-Owned Businesses Whether you’re searching for business services, such as

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Maryland Government Contracting Guide
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Washington D.C. and its many federal entities are in Maryland’s backyard. In addition, Maryland has a high  concentration of federal and military centers that create significant business opportunities for Maryland companies. Government contracts can yield great opportunities for businesses, but the bidding process may seem overwhelming. To help companies navigate the

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Maryland National Guard
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From national security to natural disasters, National Guard members leave jobs and family behind, to respond when the nation calls. This year, on the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the downing of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., more than 3,500 of

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Maryland Military defense aerospace
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The Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC) has formed a BRAC Advisory Group that will focus on threats and opportunities associated with uncertainties in the defense budget, as well as the probability of future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions. Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, who chairs the MMIC, authorized the group

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Maryland Military Defense Economic Diversification
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Maryland is home to 20 military facilities with 12 major installations that support more than 400,000 jobs and generate over $57 billion in total output. In fact, Maryland is among the top five U.S. states for defense spending. This spending impacts every region of the state. However, with uncertainty of

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Maryland Vietnam Veterans
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“Welcome home.” Not many Americans who served in Vietnam heard those words when their tours of duty ended and they came home. As the conflict escalated, casualties mounted and costs rose, the anti-war protests increased in number and intensity. In fact, when 250,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., in 1969

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