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July 2015 Tourism Pulse: Buy local for an authentic Maryland experience Liz Fitzsimmons is the Executive Director for the Maryland Office of Tourism Development. With farmers markets and festivals galore featuring local products, July offers up multiple opportunities for summertime visitors and residents alike to support local businesses and get a

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The Maryland Film Office is excited to announce that History Channel’s hit reality show American Pickers will be coming to the State in August. The show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on their journey across the United States, searching for diamonds in the rough among the forgotten junk in

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On July 4, 1776, the original 13 colonies of the United States officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming their freedom from Great Britain. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration, 4 hailed from Maryland – Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Samuel Chase, William Paca, and Thomas Stone. Nearly 40 years later,

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June 2015 Tourism Pulse: Insights on Maryland’s $15.4 billion tourism industry Bill Pencek is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Film, & the Arts at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. As the height of Maryland’s tourism season gets underway, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development recently announced

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Maryland EconomyTourism

Catch up on the latest Maryland business news. Maryland business successes: Governor Larry Hogan’s trade mission to Asia resulted in much success, including the Japanese firm Shimadzu expanding its U.S. headquarters in Columbia, MD. Under Armour is off to an impressive start this month. Not only is Kevin Plank turning

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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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Tourism

Good news for the State’s tourism industry: More Marylanders are expected to hit the roads this weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic announced Tuesday. Nearly 728,000 Marylanders will travel at least 50 miles away from home this Labor Day holiday, AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates. That is a 1.2 percent increase from 2013 and the third-highest travel volume on record

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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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Tourism

Book your hotel stay in Ocean City. Take the family camping at Deep Creek. Go shopping around the Inner Harbor. Whether you realize it or not, your weekend getaways and sightseeing tours have a big impact on Maryland’s economy. A new report, released Wednesday by the Maryland Office of Tourism

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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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