Gov. Martin O’Malley presented on Tuesday $765,000 in matching grants to fourteen Maryland nonprofit and government entities in support of fifteen War of 1812 bicentennial projects. “The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner are important chapters in our history as a state and
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), through the Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), has invested $75,000 in CoFoundersLab, a Rockville startup that provides an online matchmaking service for entrepreneurs. The MVF investment was made with funds raised byInvestMaryland, one of Governor Martin O’Malley’s key economic development initiatives. A public-private partnership between the
ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 5, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley joined Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral Filho last night to sign an agreement to share best practices for keeping both the Chesapeake Bay and Rio’s Guanabara Bay clean, healthy and sustainable. The agreement aims to connect the more than three
Maryland added 6,200 private sector jobs in June, and 4,300 total to continue the state’s streak of strong job creation in 2013, according to figures released Thursday afternoon by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Over the last 12 months, Maryland has added 42,800 jobs, a 1.7 percent increase.
Maryland added 4,600 new jobs in May, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures released Friday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. So far this year, Maryland has added jobs in four out of five months. Most of May’s new jobs, some 2,800, were added in the private sector.
Governor Martin O’Malley is working toward increased collaboration between Maryland and Israeli companies. During his eight-day trade mission to Israel and Jordan, he launched the Maryland/Israel Development Partnership to fund joint development efforts in the cybersecurity and life sciences sectors, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development announced Sunday. “Innovation is not a solo
By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Plasmonix and Bambeco have received the latest investments through InvestMaryland, the Department of Business and Economic Development announced Thursday. The state made equity investments of $100,000 in Plasmonix and $200,000 in Bambeco, which also received $400,000 through InvestMaryland last month. “Companies like Plasmonix and Bambeco
By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews HBO is back in Maryland and filming the second season of the award-winning series “Veep.” The series, set in Washington D.C. stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator turned hapless vice president. Louis-Dreyfus took home an Emmy earlier this year for her
By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Grotech Ventures, a local venture capital firm, will invest $12 million on behalf of the state through the InvestMaryland program, the state announced Thursday. Grotech is the first venture partner for InvestMaryland. The Maryland Venture Fund Authority, which oversees InvestMaryland, tapped Grotech “because of
By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The Governor’s Commission on Small Business has wrapped up the first round of its listening tour across the state after making stops in Southern Maryland and Frederick and on the Eastern Shore. Now the panel is planning its next stops as it crafts a