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  • Change Maryland argues for change at state's economic development agency

    Change Maryland argues for change at state's economic development agency
    A group formed by a Maryland businessman argued in a report released Monday that the state's Department of Business and Economic Development is a political marketing organization rather than the job-creation agency it should be. The department needs to...
  • Raising Md. manufacturing's profile — and perhaps its job base, too

    Raising Md. manufacturing's profile — and perhaps its job base, too
    The number of manufacturing jobs in Maryland seems to go in only one direction — down. The state lost 21,000 positions in the past five years. More than 40,000 in the past decade. Nearly 70,000 in the past two decades. But advocates think...
  • Towson Library looks at ballot issues in discussion series

    The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. A panel will delve into Perspectives on the Dream Act,...
  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh
    General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the...
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
  • Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures

    Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures
    For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back. The construction sector, which has been in the tank for the better part of five years, is on the verge of receiving a sizable infusion of money from recent decisions in Annapolis....
  • Same-sex marriage law good for business, employers say

    Same-sex marriage law good for business, employers say
    As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law. Not only does the owner of Light Street Cycles believe it's a matter of fairness, she believes it's good for business. That goes for...
  • U2 gives M&T Bank Stadium a boost

    U2 gives M&T Bank Stadium a boost
    Three years in the making, Wednesday's U2 concert at M&T Bank Stadium could attract a record crowd — along with gridlock in the streets — at a time when uncertainty over the NFL season leaves Baltimore looking for more ways to fill the...
  • Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland

    Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland
    Dirty, used oil promises to bring some badly needed jobs to Baltimore, one recycling company says. But energy-saving light fixtures aren't proving to be the growth business that another company thought they were — at least not yet. FCC...
  • Md. businesses express hope for jobs plan

    President Barack Obama's plan to combat unemployment by pumping $447 billion into the nation's economy won cautious praise from Maryland-based small-business owners and labor groups Friday, but there was widespread skepticism about the proposal's...
  • Harford, Cecil become home to most BRAC transfers from New Jersey, report says

    The following is an update on housing and other salient economic impacts from base realignment, or BRAC, affecting Harford County and the surrounding region. From the federal government's standpoint, the BRAC process affecting Aberdeen Proving Ground is...
  • BRAC helps keep Harford economy afloat, economist says

    BRAC may be one bright light in a bleak economy with almost no job growth, but its effects have yet to be fully felt, economist Anirban Basu told a group at a Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor conference last week in Edgewood. Basu, chairman of...