Making Connections deserves accolades

Herald-Mail Media

A long-ago advertising slogan for a camera company insisted that “Image is Everything.” It may not be everything, but it certainly helps. Or hurts, as the case may be. Long after Washington County’s heavy industries closed or scaled back, metropolitan newspapers would employ boilerplate language referring to Hagerstown and environs as a decaying relic of…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force to Host Baltimore Regional Summit

Hannah Marr

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and the Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force will host a Baltimore Regional Summit on Thursday, May 23 in Baltimore City. The task force, chaired by Lt. Governor Rutherford, is charged with developing a State Opportunity Plan to align Opportunity Zone goals with state and local economic and cultural…

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Workforce Technical Training Grant

Sandy Sponaugle

Harford County will provide matching funds to its businesses to accelerate the delivery of technical training to existing employees that will contribute to expand or improve production capabilities. Criteria for these grants include: Business must be located in Harford County at time of training Existing employees Manufacturing/Industrial/Engineering firms New employees (subject to OCED approval) Training…

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County Launches Small Business Assistance Hub

Charlie Wright, Bethesda Magazine

Outreach efforts designed to boost startups A new program to help support small businesses in Montgomery County is being rolled out at a regional services center and could be expanded throughout the county within a year. The Business Connect program — which will offer free training, workshops and individual counseling sessions — was announced by…

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Attila Security on NIAP In-Evaluation Product List

Sandy Sponaugle

Attila Security, a trusted leader of cyber security solutions for government agencies and commercial enterprises, today announced its award-winning GoSilent platform is now listed by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and pending NIAP Common Criteria validation for 2 protection profiles: Stateful Firewall and VPN Gateway. GoSilent originally emanated from the National Security Agency (NSA)…

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Choptank waterfront group planning development

Dave Ryan

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council heard an update from Jeff Powell of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWD) on May 7. The group is working to formulate plans for purchasing and developing the site now occupied by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the former Dorchester General Hospital. “It is…

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MEDA announces 2019-2020 board of directors

Sandy Sponaugle

MEDA announces 2019-2020 board of directors BALTIMORE — The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) appointed its new board of directors for 2019-2020 during the 2019 Annual MEDA Conference. The officers were recognized April 29 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge. “It’s truly an honor to be selected as the president of such an impactful…

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New Under Armour Omni Distribution House Opens In Sparrow Point

Sandy Sponaugle

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The ribbon is officially cut on the new Under Armour Omni Distribution House on Tuesday. Gov. Larry Hogan spoke and cut the ribbon at the new location, a 1.3 million square foot distribution and warehouse at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County. The new location has over 600 employees and equipment and systems to…

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MARYLAND SITE UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FACILITY

Maureen Kilcullen

USDA Agricultural Research Center Beltsville campus being evaluated for new production facility BALTIMORE, MD (April 3, 2019) –The Maryland Department of Commerce today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) that it is evaluating a 100-acre parcel on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Prince George’s County as the potential location…

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SMITHFIELD FOODS TO ESTABLISH DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN CECIL COUNTY, CREATE 240 MARYLAND JOBS

Lisa Martin

Global food company employs more than 40,000 in the United States BALTIMORE, MD (April 1, 2019) – Smithfield Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County, creating 240 new jobs. The 420,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be constructed in…

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