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The Preakness Stakes – the second jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown – brings to Maryland not only thousands of visitors each May, but also millions in economic impact. From the dollars spent on wagering, to visitor expenditures on hotels and restaurants, to the state and local taxes generated, Preakness

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If you find yourself sitting in front of the television (or computer or tablet) this Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone. While Netflix doesn’t reveal the ratings of its home-grown series, millions are expected to tune in to the release of the second season of “House of Cards” on Feb. 14. Available only

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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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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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With triple-digit heat indexes and high humidity, the National Weather Service calls the conditions across Maryland “dangerously hot” and urges residents to drink plenty of fluids. The heat advisory will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday. So, where should you go to beat the heat? County governments are issuing their own

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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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Baltimore, MD (June 27, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the State, through the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has approved a $150,000 grant to the City of Hagerstown to fund the Hagerstown Revolving Loan Fund (HRLF). Hagerstown is actively pursuing opportunities to attract and

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Governor Martin O’Malley announced that Media Rights Capital started filming the second season of the Netflix series House of Cards in Maryland. “We are pleased that House of Cards, a critically-acclaimed and ground-breaking series has returned to Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley. “Season One had an economic impact of more than $140 million and

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