Towson economist predicts gloomy 2017 with little job growth

Holden Wilen

Baltimore, MD – Maryland’s economic outlook heading into 2017 looks gloomy with slower than average job growth likely. That dismal prediction came from Daraius Irani, chief economist for the Regional Economics Studies Institute at Towson University, as he addressed the Mid-Atlantic CFO Roundtable Friday at the TU Incubator. Irani said the state faces an uphill climb if…

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Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

Luke Broadwater

  In addition to 2,000 casino jobs, Horseshoe Baltimore helped 300 city residents get jobs at other businesses Baltimore, MD – Money from Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino has helped 300 residents find jobs, the mayor’s office said Monday. The Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore has enrolled more 1,200 residents in job-readiness programs and placed 300 people…

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RESI on the Economy: October 2016

Darius Irani

Towson, MD – With the change in seasons, summer is officially over, and fall is upon us. Daylight is getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, and leaves are losing their green hues and falling to the ground. Even with all of this transition, however, not everything is winding down: fall brings pumpkin spice season, Halloween,…

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Comcast Business Expands High-Performance Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Network Across Montgomery County  

Sandy Sponaugle

Investment will bring high-capacity network services to businesses extending from Germantown to Takoma Park Bethesda, Maryland – October 26, 2016 – Comcast Business today announced a multi-million dollar expansion of its fiber-based network across Montgomery County, Maryland. Capable of delivering up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of network capacity, these high-performance Ethernet services will help more…

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces FY2017 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Awards

Sandy Sponaugle

BALTIMORE, Md. (October 26, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced the awardees of the FY2017 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative. Pending Board of Public Works approval, the department will grant over $3.6 million that will leverage an estimated $59 million in other public, private and philanthropic dollars. The Baltimore Regional…

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New Affiliate Program Helps State’s Smaller Towns and Communities Utilize Main Street Maryland Strategies

Sandy Sponaugle

New Carrollton, MD – Designation as a Main Street Maryland  community guarantees visitors an authentic taste of  Maryland charm – historic architecture, boutique shops, theater, art galleries and one-of-a-kind dining. Twenty-eight carefully selected Maryland communities have qualified for the Main Street Maryland program and many more are clamoring to join. Now there is an interim…

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EXPLORE. EXPERIENCE. ENJOY!

Pam Ruff

Growing Business On and “Off” Main Street: Experience the authentic Eastern Shore of Princess Anne and Berlin as we explore how both the revitalization of key downtown properties as well as those “just off Main Street” can impact existing businesses and create new opportunities. After lunch and site visits in Princess Anne, we’ll travel to…

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Mahlon (Sandy) Apgar, IV to serve as Monday Morning Keynote!

Pam Ruff

The tone of the conference is set by one of the country’s leading innovative thinkers and advisors relating organizational issues and strategies to infrastructure. Sandy Apgar’s career has included positions with Maryland’s own Jim Rouse as well as President Bill Clinton. He brings his international skills and national urban management strategies to Maryland where he…

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