Comcast Announces New Internet Essentials Program Milestones and Enhancements

David Cohen

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer in Community Investment When Comcast launched Internet Essentials six years ago, we honestly had no idea how it would be received or how many low-income Americans we could reach. No one had ever tried anything this ambitious in the broadband adoption space before….

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Maryland Commerce Awarded Federal Grant to Help Defense Companies Explore New Markets

Sandy Sponaugle

$1.76 million grant will fund consulting, free training under the Maryland Defense Network BALTIMORE, MD (August 16, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Commerce is expanding its programs linking companies in the state’s defense sector with new business opportunities under a $1.76 million federal grant. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic…

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USM Gains Momentum with Wise

Sandy Sponaugle

David Wise has been appointed director of the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $25m vehicle that supports companies emerging from University System of Maryland.  Author: Theirry Heles, Editor University System of Maryland (USM) has named David Wise (pictured) as the director of its Maryland Momentum Fund, the $25m initiative that supports companies launched from USM’s 12…

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Maryland Announces Two New Sustainable Communities

Sara Luell, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

New Carrollton (August 10, 2017) – A burgeoning community inside the Capital Beltway and a Cecil County town that served as a supply depot for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War are the latest communities to receive designations under the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Sustainable Communities Program. Program designations are approved…

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Maryland Commerce Accepting Online Applications for More Jobs for Marylanders Program

Sandy Sponaugle

Centerpiece of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Jobs Initiative incentivizes manufacturers that create jobs BALTIMORE, MD (August 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Commerce continues to accept applications from manufacturing companies locating to or expanding in the state under a new incentive program called More Jobs for Marylanders. The program, Governor Larry Hogan’s signature job creation legislation during…

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Maryland Commerce Supports Research Professorships at Three Universities

Sandy Sponaugle

College of Southern Maryland; Johns Hopkins University; and University of Maryland, College Park raise matching funds to promote research and technology BALTIMORE, MD (August 2, 2017) – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today announced that the College of Southern Maryland (CSM); Johns Hopkins University; and the University of Maryland, College Park, in partnership with the Maryland Department…

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Jeff Trice Named Economic Development Director for Dorchester County

Sandy Sponaugle

Former State and Anne Arundel Workforce Development Head Returns to Eastern Shore to Spearhead Economic Growth in Dorchester Cambridge, MD, July 17, 2017 — Eastern Shore native Jeff Trice has been named Dorchester County’s new Economic Development Director. Most recently, Trice was the Director of Business Solutions for the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation where…

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United Food International Food Growing in Maryland, Plans to add up to 125 Jobs

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Harford County facility is Japanese manufacturer’s first East Coast location BALTIMORE, MD (July 28, 2017) – United Foods International Co. (UFI), a Japanese private label food manufacturer, today celebrated the grand opening of its first East Coast location in Belcamp in Harford County. The company, which is ramping up production and plans to create up…

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Innovative Maryland Startups Receive TEDCO Investment

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COLUMBIA, Md. (July 26, 2017) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that ten companies received a total of $1,000,000 in funding through its Seed Investment Funds. “TEDCO’s Seed Investments fuel Maryland companies in their effort to develop and commercialize new technology-based products,” stated TEDCO CEO George Davis.  “Our seed investment companies are…

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Elta North America to Open Cyber Center in Maryland

Sandy Sponaugle

Israeli company adds cyber capabilities at Howard County headquarters following  negotiations during governor’s 2016 trade mission BALTIMORE, MD (July 25, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that ELTA North America, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and support of innovative electronic systems, has selected Maryland for its new Cyber Innovation Center. The announcement follows…

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