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Examining innovation’s role in economic development


In business, government and even sports, the word innovate is continually being bandied about. On Monday, the Maryland Economic Development Association's annual conference in Cambridge will host a panel that will examine what that term means in the context of economic development. "In a government setting, the opportunity to innovate — and that's an over-the-top buzzword these days, I don't think you can find a more 'buzzy' word than innovate, or innovation — but it really does, I think for us those of us that have it as a formal part of their job or title, there is a definition that we adhere to," Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County's chief innovation officer, said. "It's when you can find ideas that ... meet three criteria."

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Editorial Advisory Board: The embarrassing Bar Foundation theft

At this point we don’t know how much money was pilfered from the Maryland Bar Foundation, allegedly by a state bar association employee. What we do know — or at least, what is stated in a police report — is that between May 2011 and July 2012 the former employee withdrew $65,984 from the foundation’s bank account, an amount well above what the organization earned during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

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