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Department of Business and Economic Development

Jan 27, 2011

Editorial: Balancing act

Gov. Martin O’Malley said repeatedly on the campaign trail in the fall that his top priority was jobs — creating them, retaining them, saving them and enabling businesses in Maryland to feel confident enough to add them to their payrolls. He said the same in the beginning days of the General Assembly session, and we […]

Jan 27, 2011

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, when they go through these processes, have to navigate this map by themselves,” said Shaun […]

Dec 16, 2010

Donald C. Fry: Climate change needed for competitive edge

The announcement last April that Northrop Grumman was selecting Virginia over Maryland and Washington, D.C., as the new location for the defense industry giant’s headquarters struck a nerve among Maryland’s media, elected officials and the business and economic development communities. Maryland put forth a very competitive bid for Northrop Grumman and was not likely to […]

Nov 25, 2010

1,000 workers hired under tax credit plan but questions raised

Lloyd Coates has made steel, guns, airplane wings, parts for landing gear and Styrofoam cups. But he spent most of the last two years out of work, handing out resumes and juggling bills to make ends meet. Of the more than 50 jobs he applied for, the 60-year-old veteran assembly line worker was offered just […]

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