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Secretary Mike Gill
AboutBusiness Pulse

August 2015 Business Pulse: Be heard on regulatory reform Mike Gill is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Governor Hogan appointed me to this job almost nine months ago. I’ve seen a lot, learned a lot, and met a ton of great people from Ocean City

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New DBED Employees

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) Secretary Mike Gill has appointed three new senior staff members who will play key roles in attracting, retaining and growing businesses in the State and promoting Maryland as a great place to do business. The appointments, which are part of a larger

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Maryland LivingPrograms

The Town of Centreville will create a strategic plan for economic development with help from the State of Maryland. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has approved a $15,000 conditional grant to the Town, through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF), to help fund the

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advance md

The deadline for this year’s Advance Maryland program is quickly approaching. Advance Maryland accelerates expansion of growth companies and offers critical, customized strategic information at no cost to selected companies to help them overcome challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Maryland companies interested in applying for the economic gardening

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assisted multicare
ProgramsSmall Business

Assisted Multicare Transportation, a non-emergency medical transportation company in Pikesville, is expanding its provided services with help from the State of Maryland. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is providing the company a $50,000 loan through the Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program (MPVSBLP). Assisted Multicare will

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Breaking NewsDBEDPrograms

The Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) allocated on Wednesday $11.1 million to seven fund managers across the State to make small business loans. The move was approved by the Board of Public Works Wednesday morning. The Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund receives 1.5 percent of the

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An aerial photo of Sparrows Point in 2012, courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.
Maryland EconomyPrograms

New and expanded Enterprise Zones are being added to the State’s tax credit program,the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) announced today. DBED has approved the designation of the Federalsburg Enterprise Zone in Caroline County, as well as an expansion and re-designation of the Chesapeake Enterprise Zone in

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easy md gov
AboutInformation & Technology

Starting a business is easier than ever, especially when using Maryland’s award-winning online registration system. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has received a StateScoop 50 Award, which honors those who make state and local government more efficient and effective. Additionally, the International Association of Commercial Administrators recently named

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sba awards
AboutEntrepreneursSmall Business

Members of Maryland’s small business community were honored this month during the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program celebrated its 31st year by highlighting the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. “We hope that you’ll be inspired

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InvestMarylandMaryland Venture Fund

And the grand prize winners are… Congratulations to all the winners in the third InvestMaryland Challenge. All four will receive a $100,000 top prize from the Department of Business and Economic Development. Check out the rest of the prize winners in the list below, and an explanation of all the

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