Notice of DRAFT Performance Report Update and Comment Period on the State of Maryland’s Consolidated Plan

Ja'Nai C. Streat

Notice is hereby given that the State of Maryland has opened a 30 day public comment period on the Draft 2018 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The Consolidated Plan is a planning document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is prepared by the Maryland Department of…

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Hogan Administration Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Community Development Block Grants

Owen McEvoy

More than $4.2 million awarded for public development projects NEW CARROLLTON, MD (August 26, 2019) –  Governor Larry Hogan today announced Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards for Fiscal Year 2020. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer more than $4.2 million in CDBG funding for nine community development and infrastructure projects. “These…

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Recognition for 100 Latina Women Leaders

El Poder de Ser Mujer

Washington, DC – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the organization El Poder de Ser Mujer will organize an event recognizing 100 Latina Women Leaders in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Will be held at the Civic Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6pm. We will recognize women who have…

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Chamber & Economic Development to host Business & Industry Appreciation

Sandy Sponaugle

McHENRY — The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Economic Development will present the eighth annual Business & Industry Appreciation at the Chamber’s Business Before Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The program, sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank and Shentel, will be held in the Lodge at Wisp Resort from 8-9:30 a.m. The purpose…

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MARYLAND COMMERCE’S SIGNE PRINGLE NAMED TO FEDERAL INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Sandy Sponaugle

25 business and economic development leaders selected to advise the U.S. Secretary of Commerce BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Signe Pringle, assistant secretary of business and industry sector development, has been appointed to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. The council, consisting of 25 international business and economic development leaders…

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MARYLAND COMMERCE SUPPORTS BLOOSURF LLC IN EXPANDING HIGH-SPEED INTERNET TO EASTERN SHORE RESIDENTS

Amanda Winters

Delmarva high-speed internet provider receives $4.2 million from FCC BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2019) –The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced support for Bloosurf LLC, a high-speed wireless network provider on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as it expands its service throughout the region. Bloosurf was recently awarded more than $4.2 million by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

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Southern Maryland Agriculture Marketing Conference Announced

The Southern Maryland Chronicle

SMADC hosts a full-day, multi-track marketing conference  for all types of agriculture  News Release, Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is hosting an Agriculture Marketing Conference specifically tailored to benefit Southern Maryland region farm enterprises. The Conference will be held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus on Friday,…

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HCEDA Begins Phase Two of Construction on the Howard County Innovation Center

Zachary Jones

COLUMBIA (August 20, 2019) – The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) began Phase Two of construction on the Howard County Innovation Center, impacting the first and fifth floors of the building. Phase Two involves the construction of a new assembly space and lobby on the first floor, as well as the creation of two…

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TEDCO hires its first director of government relations

Tim Curtis, The Daily Record

The Maryland Technology Development Corp., or TEDCO, has hired Jody Sprinkle as its first director of government relations. Sprinkle’s hiring, announced Tuesday, comes after a legislative session that saw the development agency’s agenda derailed by a critical legislative audit. “I am excited for this opportunity to help build the important relationships between the private and…

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Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Rural Broadband Expansion

Sara Luell

First Wave of Five-Year Plan to Connect 225,000 Marylanders to Affordable Internet ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 19, 2019) – Governor Larry Hogan has announced $9.9 million in available funding as part of the first wave of a five-year plan to provide 225,000 Marylanders in rural communities with reliable, affordable internet access. “Maryland is ranked number one in…

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