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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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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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InvestMaryland

Business owners aren’t the only ones gearing up for the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge. Judges are also hard at work preparing to evaluate and mentor early-stage companies competing for more than $600,000 in prizes. In advance of the Challenge’s Dec. 12 application deadline, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) hosted a Judges Forum. Judges include an array

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How would an extra $100,000 change the way you do business? You could find out by applying to the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge. But keep in mind—applications are due by Dec. 12, 2014. Now in its third year, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development‘s (DBED) InvestMaryland Challenge seeks to showcase and

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Wherever you operate a business in Maryland, a dedicated regional business development representative is available to assist. This team of eight hardworking women and men at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) supports job creation through business retention and expansion, and also make resource connections. Representatives work closely with local economic development partners on

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