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Big cities are most often recognized as hubs for entrepreneurs, but smaller communities can also provide an ecosystem to help startups thrive. Resources available to companies in Westminster, including an innovative incubator model and lightning-fast internet, are setting the stage for Carroll County to emerge as an unconventional, but strategic,

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Three years ago, Early Light Media set out to help companies tell their stories through powerful videos that emphasize the human experience. The startup’s founders mastered the creative and technical side of a media company, but starting a business? That wasn’t in their wheelhouse. Thankfully, they chose to put roots down

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Here at Commerce, we’re always talking with representatives from Maryland businesses. Recently, we spoke with several business owners and executives about success, specifically asking how their companies are finding success in Maryland. We regularly tout Maryland’s location, workforce and quality of life as components that help Maryland companies succeed. When

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Maryland Women in Technology
IT and Cybersecurity

Women in technology are a driving force behind Maryland’s position as a technology powerhouse. In fact, Maryland ranks second among the states in the ratio of female to male workers in IT occupations (24%), according to ComTIA’s Cyberstates analysis. The national average for women who hold computer and mathematical positions

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Maryland universities
Breaking News

Six new research professorships have been endowed with $14.9 million in private donations and state funding, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) announced Wednesday. The state funds were committed through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative, which matches private donations to universities for basic and applied research in scientific

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Finance & Professional Services

Little more than a year after they walked through the front door of 1st Mariner Bank, Jack Steil and Robert Kunisch are ahead of schedule. The bank turned a profit in the first quarter of 2015 and is well on its way toward growing into the prominent local institution its

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New Jobs
Breaking NewsJob CreationMaryland Economy

Maryland added 12,000 private sector jobs in July, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) reported Friday morning. Overall, employment increased by 9,200 positions as government jobs dropped 2,800. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2 percent. Labor officials also softened June’s initial jobs report, revising the loss to

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In the late ’90s, Jason Goldsmith was studying psychology at Towson University. But the soon-to-be serial entrepreneur was getting an entirely different education running The site, which sold apparel featuring characters from the hit Comedy Central show, received orders for hundreds of dollars of shirts every day. Just 17

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Breaking NewsCommercePrograms

The Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) allocated on Wednesday $11.1 million to seven fund managers across the State to make small business loans. The move was approved by the Board of Public Works Wednesday morning. The Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund receives 1.5 percent of the

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In 2010, Joy Quinn-Whalen put aside a 15-year career as an IT and management consultant to pursue a lifelong dream — starting a businesses and being her own boss. She opened her first outlet of The Spice & Tea Exchange that year. Now Quinn-Whalen is up to four stores, the

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