Could a Md. tax credit program bill for angel investors pass this year?
While Maryland’s business community was largely pleased with last year’s General Assembly session, one of their disappointments was that a tax break for angel investors did not pass. But the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program has returned this year to Annapolis. The bill once again would create a tax credit against the state income tax […]
Use development incentives judiciously, Fry urges
Development incentives are necessary, but city government has to make sure it’s being judicious about how those inducements are awarded, according to the head of a local business advocacy group. On Thursday, in a wide-ranging interview, Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry argued developments must meet the “but, for test,” which measures […]
Red Line makes Baltimore ‘smart, sophisticated city’
According to Don Fry, if the $2.9 billion Red Line light rail is built, Baltimore may be able to trade in its can of Natty Boh for a flute of Dom Perignon.
GBC calls for tax reform
Reform the tax code — it’s a common refrain in Maryland’s business community.
Business leaders back transportation revenue
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland business leaders are speaking out in support of new revenues for transportation projects. Several will be expressing their support in Annapolis Friday, the same day lawmakers will hold a hearing on a bill backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Don Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, is scheduled to attend. Jim Dinegar, […]
Insider’s Access event – Maryland Live
The Daily Record, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Committee, hosted the Insider's Access event at the Maryland Live casino on July 10. The event is an opportunity for young professionals to network and is hosted regularly in various local businesses.
Donald C. Fry: Developing a bright, young, local workforce
Employers in Maryland industry sectors such as health care, IT, technical services, manufacturing and sales often complain that too many prospective employees today are “not hirable” for a number of reasons. This is not a phenomenon unique to Maryland, according to the Pew Center for the States, which this week reported that elected leaders around […]
Md. Senator wants at least $400M more for transportation
Sen. Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, said Friday he’s working on a bill that would increase the state’s transportation funding by at least $400 million every year. (Tip of the cap – as much as you can tip the beanie I’ve been wearing lately – to the Potomac Patch.) The specifics are “still crystallizing” as Garagiola vets […]