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Secretary Mike Gill of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) sat down for an interview with Allan Hirsh of Aha! Business Radio this past Tuesday, April 21. “I tell everybody when I talk to them, ‘economic development is a team sport,’” said Secretary Gill. “I’ve been on the road heavily for

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The Maryland Charity Campaign numbers are in, and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has taken the lead for the second year in a row. DBED contributed an impressive $42,000 to the statewide-campaign in 2014 – more than any other “small agency” with 250 employees or less. Overall, Maryland agencies

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InvestMaryland

And then there were 12. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development tapped on Thursday a dozen young companies as finalists in the InvestMaryland Challenge. There are three finalists in each of four categories competing for $100,000 top prizes. The entire pool of applicants—all 214 companies who entered—is eligible

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Attracting and retaining businesses is a statewide objective, but it all starts with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). DBED Secretary Mike Gill recently spoke with Site Selection, a publication for corporate real estate and area economic development, about making the department a “business ally” and keeping

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Texas 202 Barbeque of Maryland, a new family-owned and operated business originally from Southern Texas, is setting up shop here on the East Coast. With help from a $42,000 loan through the State’s Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program, owners Rev and Felicia Ward are locating their

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InvestMaryland

This spring, the InvestMaryland Challenge will award four $100,000 grand prizes to innovative young companies with the potential to flourish in Maryland. Now in its third year, this national seed and early-stage business competition, hosted by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, has accepted hundreds of applications since fall 2014.

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Joyce La Padula, DBED’s Manufacturing Program Manager, has been named to the Maryland World Class Consortia (MWCC) Board of Directors. In her current DBED role, Joyce collaborates with industry stakeholders, trade associations and educational institutions, while facilitating the growth and creation of partnerships throughout the state. “Congratulations to Joyce on

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Heather Gramm, DBED’s Director of Regional Growth and Retention, has been named a winner in the “40 Under 40” awards—the only awards to recognize young, talented economic development professionals and their contributions to the industry. “We are incredibly proud of Heather’s recognition as one of the rising stars of economic

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Benjamin H. Wu has been named the new Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Governor Larry Hogan and DBED Secretary Mike Gill announced today. A former DBED employee, Wu is among the first Cabinet deputies to be named to the Hogan administration. He will act

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