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O’Malley to depart on trade mission with Md. businesses

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to jet off to Asia this morning with 68 Maryland business leaders in tow to drum up some export and investment deals for the state. “We’re on our way to Asia for an economic development ...

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The plane truth on O’Malley’s visit to China

Sometimes, trade missions are more about the journey. “They’re going to make sense [as economic development efforts], by and large,” said Andrew J. Cassey, an assistant professor at Washington State University who studies trade missions. “What I can’t rule out ...

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Maryland and Virginia dueling for development

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland and Virginia have upped the ante in their high-stakes competition for economic development with plans for more than $200 million in new spending as other states struggle under staggering fiscal challenges. But Virginia has a big head ...

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Some state permitting to be streamlined for businesses

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will announce Friday plans to allow businesses to apply for and monitor review of the litany of permits and licenses required in Maryland, and streamline some application processes that have grown increasingly byzantine. “Small businesses, ...

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‘Backtracking’ feared in face of state’s fiscal woes

ANNAPOLIS — Business advocates and lawmakers say the pro-business rhetoric at the center of the governor’s race that concluded just two months ago may be rolled back in the face of daunting statewide issues. Both Gov. Martin O’Malley and former ...

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