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Clinch leaving University of Baltimore

Richard Clinch, the director of economic research at the University of Baltimore’s Jacob France Institute, is resigning effective Aug. 1, he said Wednesday.

Clinch will take a similar job at Batelle Memorial Institute, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm that also has an office in Aberdeen.

Batelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers services for government and commercial customers in the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries, the company’s website said.

Clinch has often appeared in Daily Record stories, commenting on economic development, federal labor data and tax policy issues in Maryland.

The economist — who consults for a number of firms — said less than 20 percent of his research had been Maryland-based in recent years. He’ll stay based in the state, though, work from home for Batelle.