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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.

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

The Creative Alliance, an arts promoter and venue helped create the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District in 2003, and continues to bring tourists and art enthusiasts to the neighborhood for art shows, concerts and classes. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

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.

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

A sign denoting the Station North Arts and Entertainment District sits atop the Copycat Building, a former industrial warehouse turned artist housing project. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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