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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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Robert Walker is Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Supporting Maryland manufacturing is a top priority here at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and a recent event organized by Walmart shed some light on revitalizing industry in our state and across the

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The Maryland Venture Fund is adding a new team member to assist in sourcing and evaluating equity investments in Maryland life sciences companies. Alastair Mackay, a cell biologist by training, has been named the Senior Life Sciences Principal, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development announced Thursday. “Working at Johns Hopkins and then

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Thomas E. Perez, a prominent Maryland attorney and politician, has been nominated for the post of U.S. Secretary of Labor, President Barack Obama announced Monday. Since 2009, Perez has served as the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the U. S. Department of Justice. Between 2007 and

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Find additional photos by Digital Content Manager Dean Storm below the video and article. In the competition’s final weeks, semifinalists in the InvestMaryland Challenge faced the judges during an intense day of interviews on Tuesday.

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For a small business that specializes in hand-made chocolates, there’s no more important day than Valentine’s Day. But for one such Maryland company, Glarus Choclatier, a series of events led to their need to move to and prep a totally new retail location in the days leading up to the

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TEDx Baltimore is less than a day away — tomorrow — and a few tickets are still available (with a $10 discount if you use the code COMMUNITY2013 at checkout). One of the speakers we’ll be sure to catch is Shaquille Brooks. From the TEDx Baltimore speaker’s bios: Shaquille Brooks is a

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TEDx Baltimore is this week — tomorrow — and a few tickets are still available (with a $10 discount if you use the code COMMUNITY2013 at checkout). One of the speakers we can’t wait to hear is Lance Lucas, founder of Digit All Systems. From the TEDx Baltimore speaker’s bios: Digit

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TEDx Baltimore is this week — on Friday — and a few tickets are still available (with a $10 discount if you use the code COMMUNITY2013 at checkout). One of the speakers we’re really looking forward to hearing from is Noor Siddiqui, a young woman with Ivy League written all

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Landover’s 2U, an innovative provider of online instruction for top-tier universities, has yet another reason to crow this month: Their cofounder Jeremy Johnson was just named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 – Education list. The 30 Gen-Yers on our list are innovators, advocates, thought-leaders and reformers. Through outreach initiatives

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