Harford County's Office of Economic Development is celebrating local businesses during the office's ninth annual Business Appreciation Week which began Monday and runs through Friday. The annual event comes up at a time, however, when some business leaders in the county are starting question the efforts being put forth by the local government in trying to bring new businesses to the county.
An excavator scooted through a parking lot in Harbor East on Monday, clawing up slabs of asphalt as work started on one of Baltimore's biggest new real estate projects, a massive development that promises to fill the last gap in the Lancaster Street waterfront.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions for more than three decades, expects no drops in attendance once it closes its dolphin exhibit to retire the mammals to a seaside sanctuary.
It was something Anirban Basu said when discussing the housing market that caught my attention, and that's how to improve the market in Carroll County by trying to attract young people in their 20s and 30s seeking to start families. In particular, he talked about making Westminster a magnet for young, educated people.
Baltimore has the chance to recreate Port Covington as a modern, multi-purpose, waterfront economic center and neighborhood. Soon the city will take up the issue of what type and level of public support should be offered to secure Port Covington's future. Undoubtedly, this will trigger the usual rhetorical flourishes from critics who don't support public financing associated with private projects, but rational considerations suggest that Baltimore should do all that it can to encourage this
Where many families would see problems, economist Anirban Basu and his wife, Debita, saw promise. In 2012, the couple was only informally looking for a new home for their family of four when Debita happened upon an open house at Devon Hill¿s former carriage house.
Money manager Legg Mason's name is emblazoned on one of Baltimore's newest skyscrapers, but the prominence obscures that the company's workforce in the city is about a third of what it was in 2005, but the company insists it remains committed to Baltimore.
Home values throughout the Baltimore region are on the upswing, with the strongest gains in Baltimore County but slower growth in Harford County and the city, according to the latest round of property assessments, which the state mailed this week.
Some economists think low gas prices will drive additional spending on gifts this holiday season, a potential boost to an economy that is still hobbled by weak consumer spending and limited wage growth.
Members of Baltimore's tourist industry are pressing harder for public support for advertising and new facilities, sounding a familiar refrain with new urgency as they face a downturn in visitors in the aftermath of April's riots.
CSX Transportation and its partners at the port of Baltimore and the state have turned their focus on the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel — which is already being studied for replacement by Amtrak, which owns it, and the state and federal government.
Baltimore began to move beyond unrest Sunday when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a citywide curfew, the Maryland National Guard began withdrawing its forces and shoppers returned to Mondawmin Mall, which had been shuttered after looting.
As he looks ahead to a possible run for president, former Gov. Martin O'Malley is drawing heavily on the past — suggesting to voters that his record in Maryland and Baltimore would influence his approach to the White House. Here's a deeper look at some of the claims O'Malley is making on the trail, and the context behind them.
Gov. Larry Hogan named budget adviser Robert R. Neall and transition chief James T. Brady to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland Friday as he submitted 331 "green bag" appointments to the Senate for approval.
Home sales in the Baltimore area had their best January in eight years, and all signs point to a strong spring market, real estate analysts said. Numbers released by the RealEstate Business Intelligence and the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors — reflecting slightly different spans of time — show January sales up by 18.4 and nearly 17 percent respectively compared with a year before. The sales figure was the best since 2007, RBI reported.
With development booming in Baltimore, the city's property wealth grew by more than $1.3 billion last year — by far the fastest rate in Maryland. But those gains have come with a cost: deep cuts to city schools.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
Municipal and county officials in Cecil County, as well as their counterparts across the Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace, and state legislators who represent the area have been meeting in recent weeks as they work to get tolls lowered on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge.
Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and now, as a member of Gov.-elect Republican Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes.
New Baltimore Development Corp. president William H. Cole IV wants to increase incentives for small and mid-size businesses by $4 million annually, boost small city loans for start-up firms by $500,000, and attract 13 international companies to the city.
About two dozen trainee candidates in a six-week workforce training boot camp are getting an inside look at the Baltimore area's manufacturing landscape. For those who can prove themselves by course's end, a limited number of jobs will be waiting.