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The second annual InvestMaryland Challenge is in full swing. If your business is in need of a jump start, check out this site for more information about the national business competition. The Challenge offers applicants free admission to networking events, social media promotion, scoring and feedback from judges, exposure to venture capital firms and angel investors

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Less than seven months before city streets are transformed into a 12-turn, two-mile IndyCar racetrack, Grand Prix of Baltimore planners are drumming up excitement with a new logo and tagline. The former “Festival of Speed” will now be known as a “Celebration of Acceleration.” The new tagline is accompanied by an

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by Kate McMillan, Maryland State Arts Council When it comes to leveraging the arts to stimulate the economy, the diverse regions of Maryland present different challenges and opportunities. In 2001, Maryland pioneered a statewide arts and entertainment district program that empowers Maryland localities with a set of tax incentives to

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Baltimoreans may once again be seeing stars. Award-winning actors, filmmakers and film crews will soon descend on several locations in and around the Baltimore area to film the Netflix series House of Cards. Originally broadcast by the BBC in 1990, the political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Maryland’s sailing ambassador, Pride of Baltimore II, will embark on a five month voyage to the East Coast, Canada and Great Lakes ports, stopping at over 25 ports promoting Maryland’s important contributions to the War of 1812 and the penning of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Organizers of Maryland 9/11 Memorial Reveal Renderings by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia  A memorial for the 63 Maryland victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is under development by the State of Maryland which plans to complete installation by the 10th anniversary of this solemn occasion.  Today, Ziger/Snead the design firm

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia The month of May kicks off the start of summer travel and vacations, and with that means billions of dollars being spent.  A May 2010 Harris Poll found that 66 percent of Americans planned to take a summer vacation in 2010, and travel experts say

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Tomorrow is the start of the 13th Annual Maryland Film Festival, Maryland’s four-day event showcasing top-notch films from all over the world. Each year, the festival presents approximately 50 feature and 75 short films to tens of thousands of audience members. Jed Dietz, Director of

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia   HBO has named Ed Harris to play John McCain in its new film Game Change, a film based on the bestselling book by the same name that follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.   MDBizMedia reported earlier this month that HBO planned to shoot

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Maryland officials, including Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian Johansson and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, today unveiled a 7-foot scale model replica of The Pride of Baltimore II, Maryland’s maritime ambassador schooner.  The replica will be on permanent display in the Baltimore Visitor Center while

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