Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: growth

In ominous sign, service sector workforces get smaller

WASHINGTON — Two days before the government’s much-anticipated jobs report, a snapshot of employment trends in the service sector flashed an ominous sign. Hotels, restaurants, banks and other service companies, which employ 90 percent of Americans, reduced the size of ...

Read More »

Donald C. Fry: Positioned for success is only a start

Converting Maryland’s ‘capacity’ to thrive into actual growth Any conversation about business climate among Maryland economic development experts and policymakers inevitably gets around to the topic of Virginia, our neighboring state and competitor that ranks higher than Maryland on most ...

Read More »

Economists cut growth forecasts for 2011 and 2012

WASHINGTON — Confronted with an economy that has decidedly underperformed this year, economists are scaling back their growth forecasts for 2011 and next year. In their latest forecast, top economists with the National Association for Business Economics predict that the ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Is economic recovery sliding into stupor?

WASHINGTON — Shoppers won’t shop. Companies won’t hire. The government won’t spend on economic stimulus — it’s cutting instead. And the Federal Reserve is reluctant to do anything more. Without much to invigorate growth, the economy may be in danger ...

Read More »