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Marchers demand jobs at EBDI

Chanting “We want jobs” and “If we don’t work, nobody works,” about 200 city residents marched on East Baltimore Development Inc. headquarters Tuesday, demanding more employment opportunities at the 88-acre redevelopment site. The protest was organized by Baltimore Community Churches ...

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Winsky resigns as CEO of Md. tech council

The head of the 500-member Tech Council of Maryland resigned on Friday — the second high-ranking official of a local tech group to leave this month. Renee M. Winsky resigned as CEO of the state’s largest tech trade group to ...

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Judge dismisses State Center countersuit

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Friday dismissed a $100 million countersuit filed by the state Department of General Services against a group of plaintiffs suing to halt the mega State Center development based on charges that the state violated ...

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A new headquarters for Douron Commercial Interiors

Douron Commercial Interiors has purchased a new headquarters at 10 Painters Mill Rd. in Owings Mills. The 100,000-square-foot building on 7.5 acres is located just half a mile from Douron’s current location, said company President Ronald Hux. It’s definitely location, ...

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Construction expected to begin next month for $184M facility at EBDI

State officials have awarded a $170 million contract to Turner Construction Co. to build a new lab for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. site in Middle East. Construction is expected ...

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Gundersen finishing Baltimore County’s new strategic plan

In April, Daniel C. Gundersen cold called Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz detailing ideas for the county’s economic development during this time of recession and lean budgets. “I believe in the proverb, ‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any ...

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Site cleared for Morgan State’s business school

The former Hechinger’s and Burlington Coat Factory stores at the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive in northeast Baltimore are now history. The site today is cleared — and ready for development to begin on a $72 million business ...

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East Baltimore group demands hires come from community

Saying it has organized 900 residents, Baltimore Churches & Community United vowed Thursday to protest at East Baltimore Development Inc. if half of the workforce for upcoming construction projects does not live in the community. During an angry two-hour meeting ...

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