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Gov. Martin O’Malley presented on Tuesday $765,000 in matching grants to fourteen Maryland nonprofit and government entities in support of fifteen War of 1812 bicentennial projects. “The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner are important chapters in our history as a state and

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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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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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Towson University radio station WTMD 89.7 recorded the sweet sounds of Domino Sugar in a recent edition of its “Made in Maryland” series. The company’s large neon sign has become such an iconic part of Baltimore’s skyline, some passersby don’t realize it represents an active plant, according to the segment. The company, however,

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Finding your closest farmers market is easier than ever. The Maryland Department of Agriculture released on Friday its updated map and database of the state’s 131 farmers markets. The Maryland’s Best website now includes extensive, searchable information on market locations, hours, producers, vendors and product listings. A paper version of the 2013 Maryland Farmers’ Market

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Maryland’s three casinos generated  $58,048,394 in March, with more than 75 percent of total revenue coming from Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced. Maryland Live! Casino generated $44,613,545 in March, about $348 per slot machine, per day. Hollywood Casino Perryville, which carries both slot machines and table games, generated  $9,486,110 in March,

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Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market is slated for a $25 million facelift, and is seeking proposals from teams of consultants, architects, engineers and others on how to improve the space, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. The market’s update will open new opportunities for vendors and is expected to attract a wider

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