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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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Maryland horse park idea comes around track again

Maryland is revisiting the idea of building a state horse park — designed to boost tourism and small businesses — after plans to construct one were dropped four years ago. Officials from the Maryland Horse Industry Board, the Department of ...

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Week in Review – 5/27/2011

Inner Harbor makeover Sweeping redevelopment plans for the Inner Harbor — including a $900 million multiplex for a new arena, hotel and expanded convention center, waterfront attractions and a new look for Rash Field — were unveiled Wednesday by the Greater ...

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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 trolling for trade in Asia

Maryland’s overseas economic development efforts stretch beyond occasional gubernatorial visits with dozens of business leaders in tow. The Department of Business and Economic Development runs 11 foreign trade offices in 10 countries, including one each in China and South Korea, ...

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O’Malley trade trip heads for China, South Korea, Vietnam

Mike Violette has visited China since 1999, nurturing relationships in the country that makes most of the electronics his Gaithersburg-based laboratory tests for compliance with U.S. regulations. The president of Washington Laboratories Ltd. will return Tuesday as part of a ...

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Md. small business gets boost from feds

Maryland’s small business financing programs will get a $23 million boost over the next seven years, state and federal officials announced Wednesday. The money was earmarked in a $1.5 billion federal jobs bill passed in 2010. And the first of ...

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O’Malley wants a space business incubator

The state will start an incubator for space-related businesses and take other steps to “unlock the enormous economic and employment potential of Maryland’s space sector,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday. Space follows biotechnology and cyber security as a focus for ...

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Backers still want Md. wind bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is pressing ahead to spur development of an offshore wind energy industry even as the failure of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s marquee energy proposal before the General Assembly promises to delay the effort. “It definitely sets us back ...

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House approves O’Malley high-tech venture fund

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is supporting Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to invest millions of dollars in high-tech ventures. The House voted 94-43 Friday to send the governor’s “InvestMaryland” proposal to the Senate. The House reduced the governor’s original ...

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