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Situated in historic Mt. Vernon is a newcomer to the Baltimore arts and retail community. Strongbox – a retailer specializing in curated Artisan wares and vintages goods for the body and home – opened this past January on St. Paul Street. Co-founded by Joseph Gouse and Analena Provost, the shop provides

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With a projected increase in holiday shopping and a recovering housing market, Maryland’s economic outlook has multiple positive highlights, according to Regional Economic Studies Institute Executive Director Dr. Daraius Irani. Irani presented RESI’s findings during the 2013 Economic Outlook Conference, the organization’s premier event, held at Towson University last week. Maryland

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Looking to boost your community’s economy? Consider sprucing up the town’s welcome sign, organizing an outdoor farmers market or printing T-shirts with the town name on them. These actions and more, shared during Tuesday’s Maryland Economic Development Association fall conference in Frederick, may not directly translate into new jobs, but

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The longtime mantra of realtors, “location, location, location,” applies just as much to a community’s overall economic development, experts agreed during the Maryland Economic Development Association’s fall conference. The conference, held Tuesday in Frederick and sponsored by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, made the case for “place

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In recent years, Maryland families have consistently topped the nation in household income. Stateline, a daily news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts, released an interactive map and chart on Thursday, which details median household income by state between 2008 and 2012. Despite a national decline, Maryland continued to rank

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When Tiffany Rogers looks at a piece of clothing or accessory, she sees much more than fabric and thread. She thinks about the fiber farmer, the factory worker and the environment surrounding them. Rogers is a fashion designer-turned-entrepreneur with a conscience, and it’s shaping the way she builds her Maryland

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Baltimore, MD (July 3, 2013) – The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has made a $100,000 grant to support a mixed-use revitalization project by Seawall Development in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood, Governor Martin O’Malley announced today. Using the grant made through the Brownfield Revitalization Incentive Program, Seawall will outfit

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Andrew Buerger sells bottled smoothies, but they’re a far cry from most mainstream brands. B’More Organic’s drinks are fat free, low lactose, gluten free, with no added sugar and blended with skyr, an Icelandic yogurt. Beyond its products, the Baltimore-based company is unique in that it voluntarily adheres to rigorous

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Does the Sage of Omaha have a sweet tooth? An 11-year-old Howard County student is on a mission to find out. Krissa Hillman, the budding entrepreneur behind Cupcakes for Literacy, is a finalist in Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’s Learn and Earn, Grow Your Own Business Challenge. She will travel to Omaha, Nebraska this

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Using funds from a portion of Maryland’s slot machine revenue, three investment and financial firms will distribute loans for small, minority and women-owned businesses, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development announced Wednesday. The Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Account receives 1.5 percent of video lottery terminal revenue from Maryland’s

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