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Hopkins Hopes Latest Incubator, FastForward 1812, Spurs Commercialization

The Johns Hopkins University’s newest business incubator, set to open formally at the end of April, adds more office and lab space to spur the school’s ongoing effort to commercialize research. FastForward 1812, located in the East Baltimore development area at 1812 Ashland Ave., offers a home to startup companies trying to build products that […]

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University of Maryland Moves Up Rankings of Best Public Colleges in U.S.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the ninth best public college in America, up two spots from last year, according to new rankings published by Buffalo Business First, a sister publication of the Baltimore Business Journal. College Park came in at 11th in 2016, and No. 8 in 2015. No other public colleges in […]

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Emerging Markets Forum April 21st

Seventh Annual Emerging Markets Forum Emerging Markets in the New Era of Globalization Friday, April 21, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; Pavillion Room 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004 Lunch will be served. The forum will be followed immediately by a networking reception. About the forum […]

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Wine Enthusiast Gives a Nod to Maryland’s Growing Wine Industry

Wine Enthusiast magazine tipped its hat to Maryland’s growing wine industry with a recent article about the state’s “wine renaissance.” The piece, “Maryland’s Wine Regions on the Rise” by Dave McIntyre, notes the growth of wineries in Maryland and lays out the driving forces behind the boom, including the expansion of estate wineries, as well […]

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Revised Brewery Bill Passes in the Senate

A revised bill that would secure a future for Guinness in Baltimore County passed on the Senate floor today, in a vote tallied 46-1. “We said all along that a rising tide lifts all boats and we truly believe this legislation is a positive step forward for Maryland’s hospitality industry,” said Dwayne Kratt, senior director […]

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Brightwood College Career Fair May 18th

Attention Employers: Are you hiring? Brightwood College, a Central Maryland Chamber member, is hosting a job fair on May 18th at their Beltsville, MD campus. They are looking for employers to participate for free. For more information or to register, see this Flyer and Registration Form. If you have questions, contact Tjwana Dixon, Director of Career […]

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Maryland General Assembly Gives Final OK to Democrats’ Sick Leave Bill

The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark bill extending paid sick leave to almost 700,000 Maryland workers, setting up a likely clash with Gov. Larry Hogan over his promised veto. The House of Delegates approved the Senate version of the bill by a veto proof margin, 87-53, sending it to the Republican […]

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Maryland Added 1,335 Technology Industry Jobs in 2016

Maryland added 1,335 technology industry jobs in 2016, bringing the total number of people employed by a technology company in the state to 182,539. Across all sectors, about 183,300 workers had a technology occupation in Maryland last year, according to Cyberstates 2017, an annual report on the national technology workforce by technology association CompTIA. The […]

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Cordish Cos. Breaks Ground on $250 million Texas Live

The Cordish Companies broke ground this week on Texas Live, a dining, entertainment and hospitality district the Baltimore company is developing with the Texas Rangers baseball team outside the ballpark in Arlington, Texas. As planned, the $250 million project would include 200,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, an outdoor event pavilion and […]

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County Leaders Push for Details About Purple Line Delays and Federal Funding

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner urged the state on Thursday to push for an expedited ruling by a federal judge in a longstanding lawsuit that has delayed the start of construction of the long-planned Purple Line between Bethesda and New Carrollton. Berliner told the state’s Purple Line project director Charles Lattuca that county leaders […]

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