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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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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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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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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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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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Keep up with the latest statewide business and economic developments. Spurred by the addition of table games, Maryland’s four casinos generated $66.5 million in June, representing an 80.5 percent increase from last year, the Baltimore Sun reports. Gettysburg, one of the Civil War’s most notable battlefields, now celebrating its 150th

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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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