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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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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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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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MDOT: Laurel commuter Stop to Stay Open on Camden Line

The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Laurel MARC train stops will not be eliminated while scheduling adjustments are made to a planned Laurel Park station in Howard County. MDOT spokeswoman Erin Henson said MDOT, Maryland Transit Administration and CSX Transportation officials signed a memorandum of understanding in late February. As stated in […]

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Maryland Adds 11,500 Jobs in February

Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession. The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started working or looking for work. Despite that […]

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New FBI Headquarters Faces Prospect of Indefinite Delay

The years-long effort to build a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation faces fresh uncertainty as supporters in Congress scramble to secure more than a billion dollars of funding by next month to keep the massive project on track. A vague, three-sentence statement released this month by the agency overseeing the $2 billion […]

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Businesses Balk at Baltimore’s Minimum Wage Bill

Russ Causey chose Baltimore nearly 20 years ago to start a customer service call center serving colleges, but the CEO said Tuesday he has started working with an office leasing broker to prepare to leave. A $15 minimum-wage mandate passed by the City Council on Monday will put his CMD Outsourcing Solutions Inc. at an […]

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Maryland Live back on top in state casino revenue

Maryland Live, which lost its position in January as the state’s top revenue-producing casino, leapfrogged the 3-month-old MGM National Harbor last month to regain the No. 1 spot. Maryland Live, battling to retain its market share, generated $46.2 million from slot machines and table games in February, according to figures released Monday by the state […]

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