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Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business on January 18th

Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business January 18th 1:00 – 4:00 PM NCCoE: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 9700 Great Seneca Highway Rockville, Maryland  20850 Registration is free and a live webinar is also available. Register for both HERE by January 17th.

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College Park is Now a Special Maryland Tax Incentive Zone

Want to score tax breaks for opening a new business in Maryland? Head to College Park. A 470-acre area in and around the University of Maryland campus has been designated as a RISE Zone that will offer tax breaks to some businesses within its borders, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday. A RISE — […]

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Franchot Announces New ‘Bright Lights Award’

Nominations sought for businesses or nonprofits that emphasize innovation ANNAPOLIS, Md. (December 21, 2016) – Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced his office is accepting nominations for a new award paying tribute to business and nonprofit leaders and organizations that foster innovation in their fields. The “Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship” will recognize and […]

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Major Overhaul of State Contracting Proposed, Along with Hundreds of Ghanges to Regulations

The Hogan administration has unveiled a major overhaul of how billions in state contracts are bid and awarded, along with a revamping of hundreds of regulations designed to making doing business in Maryland easier. Few of the changes have broad impact on the public at large, but they impact hundreds of state contractors and thousands […]

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Maryland Expands Enterprise Zones

The Maryland Commerce Department said Thursday it is expanding the tax breaks available to businesses that locate in certain parts of the state called enterprise zones, which aim to encourage targeted business investment. The state said it approved Queen Anne’s County’s request to create a 1,300-acre enterprise zone on the U.S. 50/301 corridor, which aims […]

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2017 Forecast: A Generally Positive Vibe

Maryland’s location next to the Nation’s Capital, its education and income levels, and its standing as one of the greatest high tech settings in the U.S. have not always equaled acknowledgement as one of the premiere locales to do business in the country. Whether that changes sooner rather than later is unknown, but to hear […]

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Johns Hopkins, Applied Physics Laboratory Part of Multi-University Research Agreement with Facebook

Facebook has reached a research agreement with multiple academic institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University and the Applied Physics Laboratory, a research center affiliated with the university. The so-called Sponsored Academic Research Agreement is intended to make it easier for Facebook’s Building 8, the social media giant’s secretive research and development unit, to work with […]

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At MGM Resort, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs and Thousands of Cameras Look for Trouble

Across the length of five city blocks on the banks of the Potomac River, bomb-sniffing dogs pad through crowds with their handlers. Uniformed security scan for signs of trouble. And more than 2,300 surveillance cameras, mounted on high, swivel and zoom, capturing round-the-clock the movements of the world below. The scene may suggest the defensive […]

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2016-12-19

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Whooping Cranes Catch a Plane to Louisiana

Eleven whooping cranes raised at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland are being reintroduced to Louisiana, where habitat destruction all but wiped out the species decades ago.

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Merger Message From BWCC Board Chair Eric Harris

Holiday Greetings! I am excited, as the Board Chair of The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC), to announce that your Board of Directors has voted to merge with the West County Chamber. The process will commence in January 2017 and the new organization will be led by Raj Kudchadkar, CEO, Nancy LaJoice, Membership Director, and […]

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