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Aug 26, 2011

Candidates target public subsidies, modular housing on upswing, tidbits and more

One of the targets at a Democratic mayoral forum sponsored by BUILD Thursday night was giving public subsidies to wealthy developers to help in local economic development. You know, like the subsidies given or promised to developers John Paterakis, William C. “Bill” Struever and Patrick Turner, to name a few, for projects including the Marriott […]

Aug 22, 2011

Federal spending fuels Southern Maryland

LA PLATA — In a business park of red brick buildings and ornate marble fountains, programmers at Zekiah Technologies are engineering the next generation of software that will help the U.S. government and military respond to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Zekiah’s neighbors include defense industry giant Scientific Applications International Corp. and Facchina, a family […]

Jun 17, 2011

State tab for Asia trip: $213K and climbing

The bill for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s trade mission to Asia is at least $213,000 and will rise as other arms of state government tally their receipts. Figures released Friday by the governor’s office show the Department of Business and Economic Development spent $144,000 to send O’Malley and four other state employees on the 10-day trip […]

Jun 16, 2011

New technology park planned near Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — An economic development group says it has purchased 173 acres for a technology business park in the Hagerstown area. The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation said Wednesday it bought the land between Hagerstown Community College and the Meritus Medical Center from Diakon Senior Living for about $3.5 million. The Mount Aetna Farms property was […]

Jun 14, 2011

O’Malley touts economic development trip to Asia

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday highlighted tens of millions of dollars in Maryland business deals he says were encouraged by a recent 10-day economic development trip to Asia and that despite some criticism over travel costs he wants to go overseas more. O’Malley, who said he didn’t have a cost estimate for the […]

Jun 13, 2011

Tech guru Pike Powers says Harford can be major center

Harford County may not be a major metropolis, but economic development expert Pike Powers is convinced that by taking advantage of the Base Realignment and Closure process and expanding the county’s connections with nearby research universities, the area can become a major technological center in the coming years. Powers, who is often credited with being […]

Jun 12, 2011

Republicans question costs of O’Malley’s trip to Asia

The Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are suggesting that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s trip to Asia cost Maryland taxpayers far more than the $100,000 advertised price tag. In a letter they sent the governor’s office last week, they are asking for a full accounting of the cost and sources of funding for all the […]

May 31, 2011

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 mission & I’m looking forward to representing MD!” the governor posted to his twitter feed […]

May 26, 2011

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 is that the purpose of the trip isn’t to be at the destination, but is […]

May 24, 2011

Gov. O’Malley touts economic development trip to Asia

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says an economic development trip to Asia next month will include 68 business leaders, educators and elected officials. The O’Malley administration on Tuesday described the trip as one of the largest Maryland delegations to go on an overseas economic development mission. The delegation, which will spend 10 days in […]

Mar 3, 2011

Newsmakers: Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian Johansson

Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development Christian Johansson speaks with Daily Record reporters and editors about Maryland's economy, unemployment, tourism and other issues affecting the state.

Feb 17, 2011

Editorial: Kamenetz talks lasers

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz talked a lot about lasers recently when he visited The Daily Record for a Maryland Newsmaker interview with our reporters and editors. He wasn’t discussing medical treatment or the latest high-tech manufacturing techniques. He was talking about his strategy for using scarce resources to get the best possible return on […]

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