economic development

Sep 8, 2022

Hogan leading economic development trip to Korea, Japan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leading an economic development trip to Korea and Japan.

Jun 9, 2022

Singer Pharrell Williams joins Baltimore Arena project as budget jumps to $200M

The development team behind the renovation of Baltimore Arena — formerly Royal Farms Arena — announced that Pharrell Williams is joining the project. 

Jun 7, 2022

PG Executive Alsobrooks: ‘Our county is at an unprecedented crossroads’

Prince George’s County is months away from bringing its employment rate back to pre-pandemic levels, said Angela Alsobrooks, the county executive.

May 25, 2022

GBC approves merger, says goodbye to its longtime CEO

The Greater Baltimore Committee approved a merger with another regional advocacy group, said farewell to its longtime CEO and appointed an interim leader.

Apr 1, 2022

MCEDC chosen for program to advance equity in economic development

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation will be one of five organizations nationwide to participate in a new program to better equity and diversity standards and practices within economic development organizations. The program, called the Equity Communities initiative, is being run by the International Economic Development Council and will provide participating organizations with si[...]

Sep 21, 2021

Baltimore’s new economic development plan hopes to achieve equity

Equality and inclusion are front and center in the Baltimore Development Corporation’s latest economic development plan, which is currently accepting public feedback. 

Sep 16, 2019

Hogan to lead economic development trip to Australia

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to lead an infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia.

Oct 19, 2018

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in the 20 years that began in […]

May 24, 2018

Panel: Transportation woes hamper Baltimore’s economic development

Baltimore is still licking its wounds from losing the Red Line light rail project, and transportation woes remain a hurdle to economic development in Maryland’s largest city. Nonprofit executives, developers and academics repeatedly discussed the lack of investment in Baltimore’s transportation infrastructure, particularly mass transit, during a Baltimore Efficiency & Economy Foundation p[...]

Apr 20, 2018

Don’t rely on the feds for economic development

I recently attended part of a meeting that takes place every year in Washington, D.C. — the Federal Forum organized by the International Economic Development Council. With more than 5,000 members, the IEDC bills itself as the largest organization of its kind. The core of its membership consists of economic development practitioners, who may operate […]

Nov 29, 2016

Prince George’s County hopes tours woo retailers

Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp. wants to attract potential retailers by showing them what the jurisdiction has to offer up-close and personal. On Tuesday, the county’s quasi-governmental economic development arm unveiled a new strategy that involves getting potential retailers to the county in person to meet with developers and show what the county has […]

Jul 18, 2016

Cecil County to open incubator for local entrepreneurs

After a 2015 feasibility study found that Cecil County could benefit from having a dedicated space for entrepreneurs, the county’s economic development office has formed an advisory committee and is moving forward with the project. With the county’s proximity to Aberdeen Proving Grounds and the University of Delaware, economic development officials see potential for businesses […]

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