In recent years, the revitalization of Sykesville Main Street has brought economic growth and connectivity between residents and the businesses that serve them. However, many business and property owners in the historic downtown area are concerned that the development of the Warfield Complex could hinder growth — and perhaps destroy it altogether.
Deputy sheriffs at Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the last four years has left them increasingly concerned about security.
Reisterstown was granted status as a Sustainable Community per the Sustainable Communities Act of 2010, making it possible for the area to soon see dramatic changes both to its appearance and economic standing.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
A budget that focuses on proactive ways in which we can reduce the incidence of disease, disorder and calamity holds more promise from a humanity and cost efficiency perspective than might be imagined. In all domains, problems can be avoided rather than addressed retroactively
That's why nearly three in four Americans support raising the minimum wage. But Republicans in Congress stand in lock-step opposition. Some even want to scrap the minimum wage entirely. One Republican Congressman said he would vote to repeal it if he had the chance. These arguments aren't new. Opponents of the minimum wage have been using them for years. And time and again, they have been proven wrong. Raising the minimum wage is good for businesses, good for workers, and good for our entire
"We've seen some good things in the economy, but some negatives as well," Jim Richardson, executive director of the Harford County Office of Economic Development, said as he addressed about 25 representatives of Mason-Dixon Business Association at their recent meeting
As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are lavishing promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts – in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them.
As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on House of Cards. Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and updating status reports.
America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but accounts for a much smaller share of global growth. Many U.S. products are no longer the best in class. Consequently, the economy can't adequately employ many of its college graduates, and wages are stagnant or falling for ordinary folks.
On January 1st of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland. Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington — a diverse group of red, blue and purple states — those who do the hard work of cleaning office buildings,
Thirty years after signing the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the bay into compliance with the Clean Water Act, we still have not achieved that goal.
In 1620, 393 Novembers ago, a small ship was being rocked and tossed in the cold North Atlantic. And on board were its captain and Ship's Master, Christopher Jones, Pilgrim leaders: William Bradford, William Brewster, Myles Standish, 101 English men, women, children, the ship's crew...and the Spirit of a Delivering God.
By By Christopher William Newman and Special to The Aegis
Maryland's manufacturing job losses — the result of cutbacks, shutdowns and technological innovations requiring fewer people — are among the nation's steepest. Advocates say it's not too late to reverse that.
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.
Export proponents want companies in the Baltimore region — and nationally — to do more international business as a way to propel economic growth. Exports accounted for an expanding but still fairly slim 7.7 percent of the metro area's economic activity last year.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.