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July 2012

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport continued its record-setting ways in June, topping yet another passenger mark. Passenger traffic hit 2,189,148 that month, the airport announced Monday. That total, a 2.9 percent increase over June 2011, is a new June record and the second-busiest month

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The four young companies in AccelerateBaltimore’s first class graduated from the program after Demo Day had them pitching their ideas to a room of 80 investors, Baltimore tech industry veterans and other guests on Wednesday. “There was a lot of energy in the room,

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Energy & SustainabilityManufacturing & Production

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews For more than a year now a company in Rosedale called Sundial has been quietly putting together care packages for U.S. soldiers in combat zones, those living in African villages and others in out-of-the-way places. But these are no normal deliveries. Sundial builds 20-foot

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The City of Frederick approved on Thursday a raft of economic development incentive programs designed to bring companies to the city and help them expand and add jobs. “The city strives to provide an environment that supports business growth, job creation and capital investment,”

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Industry NewsManufacturing & Production

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Gov. Martin O’Malley tapped a panel of experts on Tuesday to advise him and other state leaders on ways to support and spur growth in Maryland manufacturing, a sector he called essential. The move revived the Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, which was

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Federal Realty Investment Trust broke ground on the Pike & Rose project in the White Flint area on Monday, marking the start of Maryland’s first “FastTrack” approved project. Pike & Rose will be built on a 24-acre site that is now home to parking

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Energy & SustainabilityIndustry News

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Clean Currents moved to its new headquarters in Silver Spring on June 28 and less than two weeks later — following record heat and powerful storms — Gov. Martin O’Malley visited to celebrate the green energy company’s success. “As we get past this horrible,

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EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Shirley Collier is a serial entrepreneur. She has six startups under her belt and runs three companies now. One, called techGrowth, is developing software that will allow businesses to more easily tap and commercialize government research and patents. Another licensed laser communications technology from

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Energy & SustainabilityIndustry News

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews State and local officials and energy company representatives broke ground on Maryland’s largest solar energy farm on Saturday, launching a project that will provide enough energy to power 2,700 homes. The 160-acre farm, called Maryland Solar, is located on the grounds of Maryland Correctional

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Finance & ServicesMaryland Venture Fund

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Johns Hopkins University and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute of Berlin inked a deal last month to jointly develop technology that could reduce the time and money required to perform a wide range of medical tests. The international collaboration between the major research institutions will

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