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March 2012

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia Maryland added 8,000 jobs in February, marking the sixth straight month of job growth for the state, according to figures released Friday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The jobs data held more good news — January’s job creation number was

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia You may not know their name, but you know who they work for. Tucked away in a quiet business park in White Marsh, Social Solutions is expanding its already considerable presence through software that allows nonprofits and government agencies to apply business world analytics to

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia Peter Greenleaf visited the Department of Business and Economic Development recently to oversee the historic tax credit auction that raised $84 million for the state’s InvestMaryland program. Greenleaf took some time out from his duties as chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority for

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia While other bicycle designers were slimming down their products, Drew Phillips pedaled in the other direction. Instead of making components out of ultra-lightweight carbon fiber or searching out lighter, stronger aluminum alloy, Phillips added a gas tank, transmission and 49 cc motor to his

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia Education technology company 2tor Inc. plans to add 100 workers to its Landover headquarters over the next year after launching a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday. The four-year-old company now employs about 370, most of them in

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By Jim Palma, Senior Manager, Research and Information, Department of Business and Economic Development Maryland’s workforce was more “green” than all but three other states and the nation’s capital in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first ever Green Goods and Services

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia It all started with a stomach bug. In search of a quick diagnosis and some sympathy from similarly suffering friends, the bug’s victim took to Facebook. “Sure enough, I found a friend of mine in D.C. who had the same exact symptoms that I

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by Kathy Snyder, CCE, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce With the overwhelming majority of Maryland-based businesses being small employers, the state has some incredible entrepreneurs. Help the Maryland Chamber of Commerce honor the best of these employers by nominating them for our annual Small Business Awards. The 2012 finalists and

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDbizMedia From a whirring hard drive in Tom Murdock’s living room in Timonium grew Moodlerooms, Inc. The spinning drive told Murdock, then a high school English teacher, his students were logging in online to turn in assignments, read Murdock’s feedback and communicate with their instructor.

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InvestMaryland raised $84 million on Thursday to invest in small, high-tech Maryland businesses. Afterward, Christian Johansson, secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development, and Peter Greenleaf, president of MedImmune and chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority, shared their thoughts on the highly successful auction and what’s next for

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