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November 2012

Small Business

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The Governor’s Commission on Small Business has wrapped up the first round of its listening tour across the state after making stops in Southern Maryland and Frederick and on the Eastern Shore. Now the panel is planning its next stops as it crafts a

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.’s headquarters and the company’s 300 employees will remain in Silver Spring for at least a decade, according to a deal announced Wednesday by the state Department of Business and Economic Development. “By working with the leadership of Social &

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Protenergy Natural Foods, of Ontario, will expand its U.S. headquarters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The move will add 100 full-time jobs by April and another 27 over the next five years. Protenergy now employs 53 at its Cambridge facility, where it makes its soups,

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From The Sun: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced federal disaster aid is being made available to Maryland to support state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. The full story is here.

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Labor Statistics

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland added 14,000 jobs in October — the second-largest employment increase since March 2000 — and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Tuesday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The growth came exclusively from

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Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday morning he will postpone the state’s planned trade mission to Israel so as to not distract from the “urgent cause of peace” in the region. The governor, business leaders, academics and government officials were scheduled to leave for the eight-day trip just after Thanksgiving. President

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews We held out as long as we possibly could here, but it’s time to face the inevitable. The holidays are coming. Thanksgiving is just around the corner — next week, you heard it here first — and more Marylanders are planning on traveling for

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InvestMaryland

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Dust off your business plan and sharpen up your elevator pitch. The deadline for the InvestMaryland Challenge is just a month away. The Department of Business and Economic Development had received 95 entries for the business competition as of noon Wednesday. The Challenge will

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  Startup Maryland announced on Monday the top three “fan favorite” entries in the group’s inaugural Pitch Across Maryland business pitch competition. Food’em, an online marketplace that connects food growers, buyers and distributors, took first place easily with more than 29,000 views on Youtube. (Views were counted as votes.) Survey Snap,

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InvestMaryland

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The Department of Business and Economic Development has invested $1.1 million in three more Maryland companies through the InvestMaryland program, DBED Secretary Christian Johansson announced Tuesday at TEDCO’s Maryland Entrepreneur Expo. “InvestMaryland plays a critical role in taking an idea from innovation to commercialization

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