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December 2012

Manufacturing & ProductionMaryland EconomyUncategorized

From The Baltimore Sun: A weekend strike by dockworkers from Maine to Texas has been averted after union and management negotiators settled a major sticking point and agreed to extend the contract deadline for 30 days while they hammer out the rest of a six-year deal. The announcement came late

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Christian Johansson announced this morning, in a letter to staff, that he will be leaving the agency to join Maryland-based Laureate Education. Johansson’s announcement is included below. — Before we break for the holidays, I wanted to let you know that I will be leaving DBED after nearly four years

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EducationEducation & ResearchEntrepreneursInnovation & TechProfiles

Landover’s 2U, an innovative provider of online instruction for top-tier universities, has yet another reason to crow this month: Their cofounder Jeremy Johnson was just named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 – Education list. The 30 Gen-Yers on our list are innovators, advocates, thought-leaders and reformers. Through outreach initiatives

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Bio/Life Sciences

The rapidly growing University of Maryland Biopark in Baltimore announced today that Noxilizer, Inc., a sterilization technology company, is the latest advancing life sciences company to sign a lease for space within the BioPark. “Noxilizer is excited to move its operations as part of our strategy to become a larger part

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Innovation & TechMaryland EconomyUncategorized

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The inaugural InvestMaryland Challenge business competition has drawn 259* applicants who will be competing for three $100,000 prizes and about $150,000 worth of in-kind business services. The challengers hail from at least 10 states, including Maryland and Washington D.C. (The Department of Business and Economic

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Baltimore’s Legg Mason announced Thursday it will acquire Fauchier Partners, a European investment firm, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Fauchier will be combined with Legg affiliate Permal. The new entity will have about $24 billion in assets under management. “This transaction significantly expands Permal’s institutional business, creating a global institutional

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Plasmonix and Bambeco have received the latest investments through InvestMaryland, the Department of Business and Economic Development announced Thursday. The state made equity investments of $100,000 in Plasmonix and $200,000 in Bambeco, which also received $400,000 through InvestMaryland last month. “Companies like Plasmonix and Bambeco

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews HBO is back in Maryland and filming the second season of the award-winning series “Veep.” The series, set in Washington D.C. stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator turned hapless vice president. Louis-Dreyfus took home an Emmy earlier this year for her

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Maryland Economy

There’s a new resource for businesses in Howard County. The Howard County Economic Development Authority today launched its new website, www.hceda.org. The site features clean site-wide navigation and a focus on utility, with major sections including “Start a business,” “Grow a business,” and “Relocate a business.” “When we promote Maryland as an

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EntertainmentHospitality & RecreationMaryland EconomyTourismUncategorized

The Baltimore Business Journal reports this morning The Colonial Athletic Association will move its men’s basketball tournament from Richmond to Baltimore starting in 2014. A group led by Towson University Athletic Director Mike Waddell, as well as leaders from the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing, Visit Baltimore, First Mariner Arena, first made

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