Maryland Commerce Supports Small, Minority Businesses with $850,000 In Financing

Karen Glenn Hood

BALTIMORE, MD (June 20, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Commerce today announced that three small and minority-owned businesses have received a total of $850,000 in loans, equity investments, and lines of credit through the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA). The businesses will use the funding to support expansions, as well as for working capital and equipment…

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Maryland Commerce Leads Delegation to BIO International Convention

Maureen Kilcullen

Maryland companies, colleges and universities, and economic development partners to showcase state’s strengths in biotechnology and life sciences Baltimore, Md. (June 5, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Commerce is leading a delegation to the BIO International Convention in Boston this week. Led by Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, the state’s delegation includes more than…

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Maryland Commerce Leads Delegation to Infosecurity Europe 2018 Conference

Maureen Kilcullen

Trade mission builds on international relationships, MOU with U.K.’s Midlands region BALTIMORE, MD (June 4, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Commerce will lead a delegation to Information Security Europe 2018 in London June 5-7, 2018. The conference, Europe’s leading information security conference, attracts more than 19,500 attendees from across the globe. Maryland’s delegation includes…

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2019 Maryland Individual Artist Awards – Seeking Applicaitons!

Kimberly Steinle-Super

Apply Now! 2019 Maryland Individual Artist Awards Guidelines Available, Webinars Announced Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement and honors the contributions artists make to our state through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. IAAs are accompanied by grants of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 to help support artists as they advance…

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26 Maryland Companies Receive ExportMD Grants

Karen Glenn Hood

Maryland Commerce program helps companies promote goods, services globally BALTIMORE, MD (May 23, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded 26 small and mid-sized Maryland companies with ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The ExportMD grant program helps businesses finance the costs of marketing internationally, including…

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Fabricated Extrusion Company Opening East Coast Headquarters in Washington County, Adding 50 New Jobs

Karen Glenn Hood

California-based manufacturer has applied for the More Jobs for Marylanders program  BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2018) – Fabricated Extrusion Company, a provider of custom extrusion manufacturing services throughout the United States, is establishing its East Coast presence by opening a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Hagerstown. The company, which has roots to the inventor of…

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Annual Conf Recap: “The Future of Storytelling:” Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Development in the Digital Age

Patrick Terranova - Economic Development Director, Baltimore Development Corporation

From left to right: Sam Shoge, Economic Development Coordinator, Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism (moderator); Anne Balduzzi, Director, Advisory Services, TEDCO; Katie Stover, Vice President, High Rock Studios; Andy Levine, Chairman, Development Counsellors International   They say you save the best for last, and the final MEDA conference panel certainly did not disappoint.  “The Future of Storytelling”…

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Annual Conf Recap: Site Selection – Change your message because the game is changing!

Mary Ford-Naill, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

OK, so you think your community has the best site in the region. Your community has great incentives and an extraordinary workforce. You have an awesome message and formidable pitch. So, why aren’t site selectors knocking down your door to move XYZ company to your city, county or state? But, as it turns out, almost…

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Annual Conf Recap: Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu

Becky Kaler, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

Sage Policy Group CEO, Anirban Basu, took the stage of the MEDA conference Monday afternoon to deliver a humorous, yet insightful talk on the global, national and regional economic outlook. His jokes weren’t the only thing making his listeners’ feel light-hearted — his analysis of the current economic performance also offered overwhelmingly positive news. Despite…

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Annual Conf Recap: Finding the Unique Story Panel

Allison Akers, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

Pictured from left to right: Michael White, Chief of Staff, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (Moderator); Sandy Sponaugle, CEO and Founder, Platinum PR; Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland Department of Commerce; Al Hutchinson, President and CEO, Visit Baltimore   On Monday, April 30, 2018, economic developers…

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