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Examining innovation’s role in economic development

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In business, government and even sports, the word innovate is continually being bandied about. On Monday, the Maryland Economic Development Association's annual conference in Cambridge will host a panel that will examine what that term means in the context of economic development. "In a government setting, the opportunity to innovate — and that's an over-the-top buzzword these days, I don't think you can find a more 'buzzy' word than innovate, or innovation — but it really does, I think for us those of us that have it as a formal part of their job or title, there is a definition that we adhere to," Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County's chief innovation officer, said. "It's when you can find ideas that ... meet three criteria."

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Howard Bank hires Story as senior v.p.

Howard Bancorp Inc., of Ellicott City, the parent company of Howard Bank, announced that Richard W. Story, a prominent economic development expert and a former CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, will join the bank as senior vice president, community relations and government affairs, and business development liaison.

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Furman named manager at Heery International

John Furman has been named north region manager, based in Baltimore, of Heery International, an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and construction management firm. Furman is responsible for directing business development, design and construction services throughout the 26-state region. ...

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Business leaders don’t see $800M for transportation

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland business leaders predicted Thursday that the General Assembly will not raise the $800 million for transportation projects that a commission called for last fall. Prominent business representatives have been among the most ardent and outspoken supporters of ...

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Miller tells group sales tax increase won’t happen

ANNAPOLIS — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is assuring an economic development group that a sales tax increase won’t happen. Miller spoke Thursday at the winter conference of the Maryland Economic Development Association in Annapolis. Miller was responding to ...

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Frederick Co.’s Boyer is moving forward in tough times

With the objects of its doting less responsive during these days of economic malaise, Frederick County is following in the footsteps of many frustrated suitors — it’s going speed dating. Laurie M. Boyer, the county’s economic development director, will travel ...

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