The new regional organization that will foster the hoped for growth of private sector additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in Harford and Cecil counties has hired an executive director with considerable background in using the technology.
Casual political observers often focus on Africa's natural resources, mineral wealth and conflicts as a strategic concern, but Africa is a massive and rapidly growing consumer market that is more fully appreciated by strategic investors with each passing day.
This month, Baltimore confirmed its desire to replace its waterfront volleyball courts with a park-topped parking lot. How many cities want to turn their highly-popular waterfront area into a parking lot, removing a key discriminator between themselves and other cities trying to recruit young professionals and spending $32 million to do it?
Racial disparities in the labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are disenfranchising African American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the national labor organization Unite Here.
Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71.
University of Maryland, University College President Javier Miyares may seek to tie the struggling state institution's future more closely to the private sector, one of multiple changes he believes are needed to protect it from a downward spiral.
Health insurers refunded more $17 million to Marylanders last year because of a rule in the Affordable Care Act limiting how much the companies can spend on overhead costs as opposed to providing care, according to federal data.
Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city's budget.
It is now peak construction season and without congressional action the federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt (expenditures will exceed receipts) in August — next month. As the senators for Maryland, we are fighting for a multi-year transportation bill to provide planning and funding certainty to our state.
For six weeks during the summer of 1972 I was an umpire. I called Little League baseball and men's fast pitch softball games for teams in Baltimore County. Most of the other umpires were grown men, and I have vivid memories of drowning in my oversized mask and chest protector. Whether it was an easy game to call or a nail-biter, I would not trade the experience for anything. I was employed, learning the fundamentals of managing the money I was making and gaining experience handling challenging
Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with the biggest payouts in the Baltimore area flowing to cybersecurity startups. More companies snagged funding, but the grand tally dropped sharply.
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."
Indemnity Insurance Corp. founder Jeffrey B. Cohen fights everything. Now he faces the biggest battle of his life — his company has been seized by regulators and he's accused of plotting to kill a judge.
Inside Aberdeen Proving Ground, an estimated 21,000 people report to work on any given day, conducting research in massive new federal buildings. But outside the base, gleaming new offices completed in anticipation of economic spillover stand empty, a reminder of growth that has remained tightly contained.
Harford County public works officials say the cost of providing waste disposal and recycling services is projected to increase 24 percent during the next 10 years, and they are considering potential changes in how the current system operates, possibly to include a major shift in the arms-length relationship that has existed for decades with commercial waste hauling companies.
If we are serious about adding 10,000 new families to the city, then it is time to recognize that there is a lot between the suburbs and downtown. A lot of residents, a lot of houses, a lot of businesses — a whole lot of potential. High-speed through traffic damages this potential. It devalues the neighborhood as a destination, a place we go to and from, a place where bicyclists do not fear for their lives and engines do not roar so loud you can't have a conversation on your stoop.
The Windsor Valley neighborhood has been the scene of a fatal shooting and a nonfatal stabbing during the past two weeks, part of a larger recent pattern of violence in the Edgewood area of Harford County, but that could change with an investment of millions of dollars by its new owner to revitalize Windsor Valley.
Del. Bill Frank, a Republican representing the 42nd District since 2002, has kept his promise to himself that he would only serve three terms. Frank is stepping down after 12 years in the Maryland legislature.
As the Federal Communications Commission considers whether to regulate the Internet as a public utility, it should look to the real-world experiences of other countries that have followed that course. If promoting investment in high-speed service is the goal, the results in Europe have been far from encouraging.
The University of Maryland University College is considering a proposal to transition from being a University System of Maryland state entity to an independent nonprofit organization with ties to the system.
Instead of clearing title, promoting reinvestment, and furthering productive reuse, the speculation in the tax sale system furthers a vicious cycle of vacancy and abandonment. These vacant, abandoned properties become harbingers of crime, fire, trash and further disinvestment.
Howard County executive candidates Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman talked affordable housing, business development, the environment and LGBTQ issues in their first post-primary forum, sponsored by the Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG.
Maryland kept its coveted AAA bond rating this week, an accomplishment that allows it to continue borrowing cash more cheaply than most states. Gov. Martin O'Malley heralded the rating from New York bond agencies Tuesday as proof of his sound fiscal stewardship of Maryland.
Three University of Maryland students crossed U.S. 1 this weekend, hours after a fatal hit-and-run on the that same stretch of road. The students said they know jaywalking the major thoroughfare is dangerous — three people have been struck and killed by drivers there in the past six months — but they said they've become accustomed to drivers yielding to them on campus..
By By Colin Campbell and Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun