Post Archive

October 2012

Entrepreneurs

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Startup Maryland has posted online the 168 business pitches the group collected during its nearly three-week tour across the state in September. The entrepreneurial support and advocacy organization is looking for the “fan favorite” of businesses that took part in the Pitch Across Maryland

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Now that the historic storm Sandy has moved through Maryland, all thoughts are on clean-up, recovery and rebuilding. Although Maryland fared somewhat better than our neighbors to the north, there is still a great deal to do. Anyone seeking the latest on the storm recovery and Federal, State and Local

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Due to Hurricane Sandy,  The Maryland + INC 500 Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday Oct 31st has been postponed until further notice. More information as it is available. Please share this notification with all interested parties.

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While Silicon Valley, Austin and other traditional high-tech hotbeds are considered the places to be for high-growth companies, new Kauffman Foundation research shows that innovation comes from a wide range of sectors and regions. The Ascent of America’s High-Growth Companies: An Analysis of the Geography of Entrepreneurship examined the number of

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Entrepreneurs

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews From a renovated industrial building wedged between the highway and rail line that separate Woodberry and Hampden, Kevin Blodger and Jon Zerivitz are brewing their way into Baltimore’s local beer scene. A professional brewmaster and a home-brewer, the pair founded Union Craft Brewing a

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Following Maryland’s strong September jobs report last week, the researchers here at the Department of Business and Economic Development distilled the numbers down to these 10 quick takeaways: -Maryland added 9,800 jobs last month. The 0.4 percent growth rate was 5th best in the

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The Maryland Innovation Initiative, passed in the spring by the General Assembly, launched two programs Monday to support and speed the commercialization of technologies developed at five universities in the state. The Innovation Discovery Program funds “site miners” at the institutions — University of

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The weeklong kickoff of Maryland’s bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 drew an estimated 1.54 million visitors and had an economic impact of $166.1 million in June, according to a study released Thursday. The study, conducted by Forward Analytics of Pittsburgh, found the

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Job Creation

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland added 9,800 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The private sector accounted for the lion’s share of the jobs added in September — 9,600,

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Gov. Martin O’Malley pitched Maryland’s economic strengths to businesses this week, highlighting the state’s top-ranked public education system, affordable colleges and universities and vibrant culture of entrepreneurship, research and discovery. Compared to Virginia, Maryland has seen faster job growth in recent years, bounced back

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