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Freshly to Open Meal Distribution Center in Howard County, Plans to Add 500 New Jobs

Freshly, a health-conscious food delivery service headquartered in New York City, is opening a meal distribution center in Savage and plans to add 500 new jobs by the end of 2018. Expected to open in fall 2017, the new 171,000 square-foot facility will be located at Bollman Place and serve as the company’s East Coast […]

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Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend for Certain Energy Star Products Feb. 18-20

Consumers will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products from February 18-20, 2017. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following Energy Star products are tax free: Air conditioners Washers and dryers Furnaces Heat pumps Boilers Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now) Standard size refrigerators Dehumidifiers Programmable thermostats […]

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Montgomery Council Approves Revised White Oak Science Center Plan

The Montgomery County Council signed off Tuesday on the final pieces of a long-debated project that is supposed to bring jobs, housing and economic vitality to the county’s economically struggling eastern sector. The council voted 8 to 1 to sell 110 acres where a sludge-processing facility once stood to the developer Percontee, which owns adjoining […]

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New FBI headquarters would need 60% more parking than originally thought

GREENBELT, Md. — If Greenbelt is chosen as the site of the FBI’s new headquarters, planning officials think it will need about 60 percent more parking spaces than initially projected. The new consolidated headquarters is expected to house about 11,000 employees, but a draft Environmental Impact Statement released in 2015 estimated only 3,600 parking spaces would be needed […]

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City to launch ‘Made in Baltimore’ business certification

Local artisans and entrepreneurs soon will be able to brag more boldly about the origin of their products.As early as next month, Baltimore City’s Department of Planning will begin certifying “Made in Baltimore” businesses —  companies that make products in the city and local stores that sell them. Certified companies will be allowed to display […]

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Camden Yards MARC Station in Line for a $7.2M Overhaul

The Maryland Transit Administration and the Maryland Stadium Authority will partner on a $7.2 million overhaul of the MARC train station outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The MTA received a $6 million federal grant to renovate the station, which was meant to be a temporary structure when it was built nearly 30 years ago. […]

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Columbia Gateway corporate park envisioned as ‘economic driver’ for state

As downtown Columbia undergoes a major overhaul, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced a broad vision Tuesday to redevelop a 920-acre corporate park in Columbia into a major “economic driver” for the county and the state. Kittleman said untapped potential in the corporate park is one of his top economic development priorities as the Republican […]

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Maryland’s ‘GREENING YOUR BUSINESS’ Program is Back

Whether your organization is just getting started in greening its operations or you’re ready to take your sustainability efforts to the next level, this free program offered by the Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will help you meet your goals. The purpose of the program is to help organizations identify […]

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Businesses for and against paid sick leave bills

After four years of trying, many Maryland lawmakers predict this is the year a paid sick leave bill could pass both chambers. Identical bills are in play in the House, HB1, and Senate, SB230. At its Senate hearing, business representatives spoke for and against the legislation that mandates paid sick leave for all businesses with […]

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10 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT LIVING IN MARYLAND

1) LOCATION Maryland’s central location on the East Coast puts endless opportunity within reach of all Marylanders. Daytrips to Washington D.C., weekends at the beach or in the mountains…it’s all attainable when you live in Maryland. In addition, Maryland’s convenient and connected airports and rail systems make travel easy. 2) THE FLAG Maryland’s flag doesn’t […]

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