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Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM employment and No. 3 for our "Talent Pipeline." These rankings show that we're doing the things that work. If we stay on track, our long-term economic prospects are excellent. But don't take my word for it. In his much-heralded work, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," economist Thomas Piketty writes, "Over the long run, education and technology are the decisive determinants of wage levels." ...