Post Archive

August 2012

Entrepreneurs

By Eric Schurr, Director of Communications, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute Greenspacers Inc. founder and CEO Noah Berk wants to clean the dirty air we never think about: the air indoors. To do so, he left a job with a six-figure salary in 2009 to start his second company and simultaneously

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Smiths Detection Inc. will move its U.S. headquarters to Maryland from New Jersey, the company and state announced Tuesday morning. Based in England, Smiths Detection builds scanners and other products that detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics,

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Maryland Economy

There’s a lot of buzz these days about doing business in Maryland. Here are the facts that inspire businesses to call Maryland the “Land of Opportunity.” The Facts: #1 in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) 12th-lowest tax burden on new investment (Ernst & Young) 8th

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Entrepreneurs

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland is home to 20 of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, according the annual Inc. 500 list. That means Maryland, home to just 1.8 percent of the country’s population and responsible for 1.9 percent of the nation’s GDP, can claim 4 percent

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DBED

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland has opened a foreign trade office in Nigeria, the Department of Business and Economic Development announced Wednesday morning. The office is the state’s first in Africa. DBED runs a dozen other foreign trade offices around the globe. “Sub-Saharan Africa is the second fastest

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Maryland Economy

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Money Magazine named four Maryland towns to its annual “Best Places to Live” list released this week. All four — Columbia/Ellicott City, Waldorf, Gaithersburg and Germantown — made the top 25 of the list of 100 small cities. (Only Minnesota, with five of the

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Maryland Economy

By Jim Palma, Senior Manager, Research and Information, Department of Business and Economic Development The Baltimore region is more affordable than many similar regions across the United States, according to data recently released by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER, formerly known as ACCRA). While the region is

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Entrepreneurs

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Samuel Demisse left Ethiopia for the United States in 2004. It was supposed to be a long vacation, but a business plan derailed his travel plans and Demisse decided to stay. Back home, Demisse’s family has decades of experience growing, harvesting and exporting coffee.

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Labor Statistics

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland’s private sector added 2,400 jobs in July, according to figures released Friday morning by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Labor officials also revised downward large June job losses to 8,100, about 25 percent less than initially reported. Overall, however, July’s

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland Industrial Partnerships, a technology commercialization arm of the University of Maryland, announced $4 million for 19 new projects in the program’s 50th round of funding on Thursday. The projects run the gamut from water-repellant wind turbine coatings to compact battery chargers for electric

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