Entrepreneurial success does not occur overnight, but by working together to foster stronger relationships between industry and higher education, we will make Greater Baltimore an environment where entrepreneurship thrives, innovation is fostered and robust industry growth is assured.
Connecting established local companies to expert help — pioneered as "economic gardening" in Littleton, Colo. — is catching on across the country. Maryland dipped its toe in the waters last year with a pilot and is officially launching its own program now, called Advance Maryland.
Ashraf Ghani left a comfortable life as an anthropology professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to help rebuild his war-torn homeland of Afghanistan after U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban government. Now, he is a step away from becoming its president, expected to compete in a runoff election against the front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah.
Presidential trade promotion authority expired in 2007 and must be renewed quickly to ensure America continues to lead in leveling the playing field for manufacturers and workers. The stakes are high. Without new market-opening trade agreements, manufacturers will be at a competitive disadvantage.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact could result in more environmental degradation, job loss, and more dangerous fracking affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, from the quality of our water to the quality of our jobs. And yet it has been negotiated with a lack of transparency that is a clear affront to the principles of our democracy.
How policymakers negotiate and interact with their constituents about trade negotiations could be as important as what they negotiate. In a world of instant communications and social media, governments are struggling to find a way to develop public trust while effectively conducting trade policy negotiations.
WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday.
About 60 people from Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties gathered Wednesday for a presentation on a feasibility study regarding the creation of a University Research Park in Harford County, which would serve the northeastern region of Maryland.
Thanks in large part to booming production of natural gas from shale deposits in neighboring states, a Maryland LNG terminal could be bustling again in several years — exporting the heating and industrial fuel to other countries, instead of importing it.
Contrary to the assertions of a congressional fact finding mission, the record of human rights abuses in Colombia remain terrible and will only be worsened by a free trade agreement with the United States.