USDA Now Accepting Rural Business Development Grant Applications

USDA Rural Development Delaware Maryland

USDA Rural Development in Delaware/Maryland is currently accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. The deadline for applications is 4:30pm EST, March 31, 2020. All applicants are encouraged to contact their state office to discuss project ideas prior to completing an application. Electronic and hard copy applications will be accepted until the…

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MARYLAND HEALTH IT COMPANY SONAVI LABS WINS PITCH CONTEST AT ARAB HEALTH 2020

Amanda Winters

Baltimore City business will receive free booth at next year’s conference  BALTIMORE, MD (February 4, 2020) – Sonavi Labs, Inc., a medical device and software company, has won the annual Innov8 Talks pitch competition at this year’s Arab Health conference in Dubai. The company presented its debut device – Feelix, a digital stethoscope platform including respiratory…

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PRESS RELEASE: GOVERNOR HOGAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR RESEARCH POSITIONS AT FOUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Amanda Winters

GOVERNOR HOGAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR RESEARCH POSITIONS AT FOUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Will Promote Research and Innovation at Leading Colleges and Universities BALTIMORE, MD (January 31, 2020)—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce, Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington College have endowed…

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Charles County Economic Development Department Announces Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series

Charles County Economic Development Department

WHITE PLAINS, MD. – The Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD) will hold a Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series from February 11 to May 7 at the Waldorf West Library (10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Small businesses are crucial to creating a vibrant and successful global community, and this series is…

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TU names McQuown to head up entrepreneurship

Sandy Sponaugle

Patrick T. McQuown joins Towson University as Executive Director of Entrepreneurship. Patrick McQuown, left, joins TU in 2020. Towson University has hired Patrick T. McQuown to lead the university’s entrepreneurship and innovation. As the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, McQuown will provide a collective strategic vision and direction for entrepreneurship activities at TU. The role is…

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EYE ON THE ECONOMY: AN INTERACTIVE LOOK AT MARYLAND AND THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN DECEMBER 2019

Towson University Regional Economic Studies Institute

The most recent jobs report showed that between November and December, Maryland gained a total of 6,500 Total Nonfarm jobs, consisting entirely of a change in Total Private jobs with no shift in Government positions. Job gains for 2019 totaled 31,000 jobs, just managing to exceed overall job growth for 2018. The unemployment rate for Maryland decreased to 3.5 percent in…

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STATE LEADS DELEGATION TO ARAB HEALTH 2020, AWARDS 16 EXPORTMD GRANTS

Amanda Winters

11 local companies will exhibit at the overseas trade show BALTIMORE, MD (January 27, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Commerce this week is leading a delegation with Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and numerous Maryland companies to Arab Health 2020, one of the world’s largest healthcare exhibitions. Held in Dubai, this is the seventh year…

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The Kroger Co. Plans Frederick County, Maryland Robotic Customer Fulfillment Center

Area Development

The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest grocery retailer, plans to construct a 350,000 square-foot robotic Customer Fulfillment Center in Frederick County, Maryland. Kroger is partnering with Ocado, one of the world’s largest online grocery retailers, which will provide and maintain the digital and robotic equipment used at the facility. Together, the companies will automate the…

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KROGER, OCADO SELECT MARYLAND FOR NEW HIGH-TECH FULFILLMENT CENTER

Amanda Winters

Grocery partnership will create hundreds of new jobs at Frederick County facility BALTIMORE, MD (January 23, 2020) — The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest grocery retailer, has announced plans to construct a 350,000 square-foot robotic Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Frederick County. Kroger is partnering with Ocado, one of the world’s largest online grocery retailers, which…

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