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Tag Archives: Sage Policy Group Inc.

Inside Maryland Politics: The Unemployment Insurance Tax Drop (access required)

In case you missed it this morning, I joined Fraser Smith, senior news analyst for WYPR, on Inside Maryland Politics to discuss the expected decrease in the state’s unemployment insurance tax.

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Report: Area needs more ‘quality jobs’ (access required)

Economic development in the Baltimore metropolitan area needs to focus on creating “quality jobs” and cultivating a skilled workforce, areas that have been lacking, a report released Thursday said. The report by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution said that faster ...

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Cardin: Access to capital still a challenge for small businesses (access required)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though the lending climate has become friendlier to small businesses than it was at the start of the downturn in 2008, access to capital continues to be the greatest challenge small business face, according to U.S. Sen. ...

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Ravens’ home game could generate $25M in local spending (access required)

The wings are piling up, the beer is flowing in and the wallets are coming out as Baltimoreans prepare for their football team’s first home playoff game in five years. When the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans at ...

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Maryland falls five places in business climate ranking (access required)

Maryland slipped five spots this year in Forbes magazine’s ranking of state business climates, highlighting an issue that has drawn the attention of state leaders crafting job-creation proposals. Forbes ranked Maryland No. 19 on its Best States for Business and ...

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Maryland credit rating, day three (access required)

The credit rating front has been quieter Wednesday with Maryland officials believing any Standard & Poor’s rating action will not come soon, if at all. Here are some of the things that didn’t quite make the stories in the dead-tree ...

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Editorial: Job creation is job one

Earlier this month, state and local economic development officials got an earful on Maryland’s lagging performance in job creation from economist Anirban Basu at their annual convention. The chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. called the state’s job ...

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Maryland lost 13,000 jobs in May (access required)

Maryland’s economic recovery faltered in May as employers in the state shed 13,000 jobs, a decline only partially offset by government hiring and residents finding work in other states. The private sector led the job losses with a decrease of ...

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