Tag Archives: economic development

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

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo, a man walks past vacant storefronts at the Old Town Mall in Baltimore. Job growth was supposed to be a cure-all to stop the wealth gap from worsening, but new research suggests that impoverished Americans are getting left out even when their communities enjoy hiring booms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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 ...

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Panel: Transportation woes hamper Baltimore’s economic development

More bus-only lanes, such as this one already operating on Pratt Street, will help improve Baltimore’s bus service, officials hope. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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 ...

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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 ...

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Growing business, growing their careers

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On a recent weekend, prospective Dundalk homeowners and renters were invited to “Live the Unexpected” and tour the peninsula community to see firsthand its redevelopment, new jobs and housing options. “Dundalk has a lot of charm and historic character in ...

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Md. county wants to increase eating of locally-sourced food

OAKLAND — Garrett County says it wants to expand production and consumption of locally produced food. The county’s economic development agency is surveying food producers and distributors, as well as wholesalers, buyers and restaurants, to better understand their challenges and ...

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