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Joe Nathanson: Regional economic development — coping with uncertainty

Based upon the comments of the region’s economic development directors, the economies of our local jurisdictions are like the young people in Lake Wobegon: they are all performing above average. That was one of the themes heard at the Regional Economic Summit hosted recently by the BWI Business Partnership. The more-than-200 attendees gathered at the BWI Hilton had the opportunity to hear directly from the professionals charged with facilitating job growth and business investment in the metropolitan corridor from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties on the south through Baltimore and on to Harford County on the north.

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Redskins endorse Maryland gambling measure

ANNAPOLIS — The Washington Redskins are endorsing a ballot question in Maryland to expand gambling. The team issued a statement on Tuesday voicing support for allowing a casino in Prince George’s County, where the Redskins play in Landover. Dennis Greene, ...

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In Montgomery County, a tale of two cities’ jobs

More than 400 jobs in the coveted health and biotechnology industry are coming to Gaithersburg, a huge win for the city of 60,000 residents in Montgomery County. But the jobs — split between pharmaceutical company Novavax (300 employees) and Adventist ...

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Bill would OK table games and new casino site

ANNAPOLIS — A measure introduced in the Maryland Senate on Monday night would allow table games like blackjack at casinos and make it possible to build a casino in Prince George’s County. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters, ...

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Gundersen finishing Baltimore County’s new strategic plan

In April, Daniel C. Gundersen cold called Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz detailing ideas for the county’s economic development during this time of recession and lean budgets. “I believe in the proverb, ‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any ...

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Editorial: City must act on TIFs, PILOTs

A task force studying the use of TIFs and PILOTs in Baltimore issued an insightful and informative report last week with 11 written recommendations that should be the starting point for reforming the city’s use of these increasingly popular but ...

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