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Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

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  • Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'

    Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'
    For more than four years, a team of 40 or so people in Sparks secretly worked for this Tuesday. In perhaps the biggest day in Firaxis Games' history, the design studio releases "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," a richly detailed and immersive video game that...
  • 37 companies -- and counting -- will compete in Invest Maryland Challenge startup competition

    Maryland is throwing a business competition to encourage startups to take root in the state -- the event is called the Invest Maryland Challenge. The prizes total $300,000 in grants and business services. So far, the competition has attracted 37...
  • Cybersecurity business, jobs expected to grow through 2016

    Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years even as other types of defense spending are expected to flatten or decline, creating new opportunities for workers and businesses in Maryland. The...
  • O'Malley launches InvestMaryland Challenge startup competition

    It seems everywhere you look in Maryland, there's a startup competition sprouting up. We've had the Startup Bus. This weekend is Startup Weekend. And now? Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the InvestMaryland Challenge. The challenge will reward three...
  • Strong federal ties leave Md. vulnerable to sudden cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts make a whole lot of Marylanders nervous because a whole lot of Maryland depends on Uncle Sam for a paycheck — directly or indirectly. More than 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, according to the...
  • Columbia cybersecurity firm gets boost from Silicon Valley

    Columbia cybersecurity firm gets boost from Silicon Valley
    The venture capitalists at Accel Partners fly around the world to find hot companies ripe for investment. The Silicon Valley-based firm was the first major investor in Facebook years ago, and its portfolio is a Who's Who of fast-growing technology...
  • Video lottery money yet to be directed to Md. small businesses

    An audit of Maryland's video lottery terminal program has found that the state has not yet implemented a way to direct proceeds to the state's small business community, as directed by a 2008 law. The Board of Public Works has accumulated the funds, which...
  • Not all fun and (video) games

    Not all fun and (video) games
    Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its...
  • Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move

    Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move
    Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
  • HCEDA confirms Twele as CEO

    HCEDA confirms Twele as CEO
    The Howard County Economic Development Authority's Board of Directors have unanimously approved County Executive Ken Ulman's appointment of Lawrence Twele to CEO of the Economic Development Authority. Twele had been serving in an acting capacity since...
  • As sequestration starts, concern in Howard builds

    Howard County business officials still are learning how the federal sequestration will affect the county's economy, but once Congress missed its March 1 deadline for an agreement avoiding the cuts, one local business already was feeling the effects....
  • Economic development professionals come together for summit

    Hosted by the BWI Business Partnership, economic development professionals from around the Baltimore-Washington corridor will gather for a Regional Economic Development Summit, Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Baltimore BWI...