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February 2012

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia New and expanding businesses in Maryland announced more than 10,000 new jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment last year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Business and Economic Development. The growth — 376 total projects across all 24 local jurisdictions —

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia As reports of hacked websites, pirated troves of personal information and attacks on government computer networks grow more common, some 19,000 IT professionals are gathering this week in San Francisco in hopes of upping their cybersecurity defenses. Among the throngs of cybersecurity experts at

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CommunicationsIndustry NewsInformation & TechnologyInnovation & TechJob CreationManufacturingMaryland EconomyWorkforce

by Mindie Burgoyne, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s Upper Shore Field Office As Maryland’s Eastern Shore works to attract and grow high-tech companies, the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center in Cambridge is preparing the next generation of workers to staff them. The Center moved to a new,

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ArtsArtsEntertainmentIndustry NewsJob CreationMaryland EconomyMaryland LivingTourismUncategorized

by Kate McMillan, Maryland State Arts Council When it comes to leveraging the arts to stimulate the economy, the diverse regions of Maryland present different challenges and opportunities. In 2001, Maryland pioneered a statewide arts and entertainment district program that empowers Maryland localities with a set of tax incentives to

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by Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia The state of Maryland, Montgomery County and the National Institute of Standards and Technology launched on Tuesday the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to speed development of cybersecurity solutions by tapping experts in the field from government, academia and the private sector. The center

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by Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis toured the GM Baltimore Transmission Plant in White Marsh on Wednesday as part of President Obama’s effort to spur investment and expansion in the country’s manufacturing sector. “That’s what we want,” she said on the factory floor. “We want

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ProfilesSmall BusinessUncategorized

by Eric Parekh, Michael Drake, Mike Haran & Rob King, Loyola College Located between the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas, You Salon offers a wide range of products and services for anyone seeking a new style or simply maintaining the one they already have. The services offered include color (both

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EntertainmentHospitality & RecreationManufacturing & ProductionMaryland LivingTourismUncategorized

by Kathy Snyder, CCE, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce While it is true that business looks at its bottom line, many focus on more personal qualities such as building loyalty among customers and “friends” on Facebook.  In celebration of  Valentine’s Day here’s a light-hearted look at some outstanding companies that are

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by Gerald Levin, Tourism Film & the Arts About 200 Maryland tourism industry leaders convened in Annapolis earlier this month for Tourism Day – an annual advocacy event to make the case for tourism funding to state legislators by discussing the industry’s economic value. Presented by the Maryland Association of

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Research Director Nancy McCrea and Economic Researcher Al Goyburu share the top 10 indicators that Maryland’s economy continues to perform. Maryland Indicators: Maryland stocks are up 70% from 2 years ago.  The Bloomberg Maryland stock index is over 300, up from 175 in January 2010 Initial claims for unemployment insurance

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