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Jun 13, 2011

Tech guru Pike Powers says Harford can be major center

Harford County may not be a major metropolis, but economic development expert Pike Powers is convinced that by taking advantage of the Base Realignment and Closure process and expanding the county’s connections with nearby research universities, the area can become a major technological center in the coming years. Powers, who is often credited with being […]

Jun 6, 2011

Basu: Maryland must do more to stimulate development

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland’s performance in job creation after the recession has been “extremely disappointing” and the state is not doing enough to stimulate economic growth, a leading economist told a group of economic development professionals Monday. “We have not created a business climate that is sufficiently attractive,” said Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage […]

May 27, 2011

Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 5/27/11

News this week that Trout Daniel & Associates has teamed up with Manekin LLC to lease a new mixed-use development at Park Place in Bel Air is adding to the real estate blitz now underway in Harford County because of BRAC. The project will include three Class A buildings, totaling more than 100,000 square feet […]

Apr 22, 2011

The Daily Record News Quiz – Week of April 18-22

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this new interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

Apr 21, 2011

Week in review: 4/22/11

Baltimore, state mourn Schaefer William Donald Schaefer, Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor and comptroller, died Monday at 89. He will lie in repose Monday at the State House in Annapolis and Tuesday at Baltimore City Hall. His funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, with […]

Apr 18, 2011

$300M for BRAC upgrades awarded

With $300 million in new funding for BRAC-related traffic improvements awarded Monday to Montgomery County and Northern Virginia, Harford County Executive David R. Craig said he remains hopeful that his county will receive much-needed transportation funding soon. Craig said he plans to meet with Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski Tuesday to discuss federal funds for road […]

Apr 18, 2011

Mikulski, Cardin, to announce $300M in BRAC funds

BETHESDA — Maryland’s senators are announcing $300 million for traffic improvements related to military base realignment. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Benjamin Cardin will visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Monday to make the announcement. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Patrick O’Neil, who is chairman of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of […[...]

Mar 21, 2011

O’Malley to meet cyber security contest winners

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will greet the Baltimore winners of a U.S. Cyber Challenge pilot program. The governor is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon with the winners in Annapolis. O’Malley has emphasized the importance of making Maryland a hub for cyber security training and development. The governor mentioned cyber security development during his second […]

Mar 20, 2011

10 questions on security-clearance issues as a growing practice area

Thomas Coale, an associate at Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP, recently started a new practice at the Baltimore litigation firm handling security clearance issues for government contractors’ employees. It’s an area Coale, 29, expects to expand, given the number of contractors arriving in Maryland because of the Base Realignment and Closure program, or BRAC. […]

Mar 16, 2011

Cardin: Maryland is threatened by belt-tightening

Maryland’s economic strengths could make the state “particularly vulnerable” to belt-tightening in Washington as lawmakers debate cuts to defense, education, environmental protection and other spending, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said. The state’s junior senator, a 44-year veteran of elected office, said a compromise between the Republican-led House of Representatives and President Barack Oba[...]

Feb 24, 2011

David R. Craig: Maryland needs to meet its unfulfilled BRAC obligations

As we enter the final year for Maryland’s implementation of its preparations for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), I applaud the progress made to date by all levels of government and by the private sector to prepare for the influx of thousands of new workers and residents to the state. I am concerned, however, that […]

Feb 7, 2011

Report: Pentagon should share BRAC costs

ANNAPOLIS — The Pentagon should pay more for transportation improvements around military bases that are getting tens of thousands of new workers under a national plan to reconfigure bases, a report commissioned by Congress recommended Monday. The report by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board looked at six large bases: Fort George C. Meade […]

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