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Regional Economic Studies Institute

Dec 16, 2013

Health care industry has been eating its spinach

There's one major industry in Maryland with a workforce that increased consistently every year for the past 12 years.

Sep 12, 2013

Economic implications of a Western Maryland split

If Scott Strzelczyk has his way, Maryland’s iconic shape — stretching from the mountains around Deep Creek Lake to the Atlantic coast and creeping alongside the nation’s capital as it hugs the Chesapeake Bay — would cease to exist.

Aug 18, 2013

Economist bullish on Maryland industries

Construction jobs are expected to drive growth in Maryland employment over the next few years, a Towson University economist said, helping an industry that he said was “devastated” by the national economic recession.

May 6, 2013

State of the Arts: The arts helped bring Highlandtown from ‘impending doom’ to a new direction

Highlandtown, on the city’s east side near Canton and Butcher’s Hill, hasn’t enjoyed the status of “destination” in the same way some of its neighboring communities have.

May 6, 2013

State of the Arts: How the arts are changing perception, reality around North Avenue

On the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue, in a florist’s shop that has been in that location for 30 years, sits Vander Pearson, answering phones and taking orders.

Oct 18, 2012

Sailabration’s economic impact $166.1M, study says

The Star-Spangled Sailabration, a week-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812, generated an economic impact more than three times that of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, according to a study released Thursday.

Dec 20, 2011

Private sector pushes jobless rate down

Maryland’s jobless rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November as payrolls swelled in the state for the third straight month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The private sector did all of the heavy lifting, adding 4,300 jobs last month while government employment declined by 2,300, according to […]

Sep 29, 2011

Editorial: Jobs crunch demands action

August’s jobs numbers have landed on Maryland with a resounding thud — another 2,500 jobs lost and an increase to 7.3 percent in the statewide unemployment rate. Employment gains in some sectors (14,700 jobs have been added since January) have been overwhelmed by losses elsewhere. Alexander M. Sanchez, state Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, […]

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