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Maryland taps marketing firm to help attract new business to the state

Maryland has tapped a Rockville marketing firm to help in drawing new businesses to the state. HZDG said Tuesday it was picked to lead a campaign as part of the Maryland Marketing Partnership, which was created to attract new businesses, add jobs and boost the state economy. The partnership was founded as the Maryland Public-Private […]

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Insights on the New Wage and Overtime Regulations

What does the recent preliminary injunction blocking the new wage and hour overtime regulations mean for your business? With great appreciation to Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Independent Consultant, FiveL Company , for helping BWCC members make sense of what the recent block on the new wage and hour overtime regulations means for […]

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New effort to raise Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 begins

With eight new Democrats joining Baltimore’s City Council in December, proponents of a $15 hourly minimum wage relaunched their campaign to hike wages for the city’s low-income workers. After failing by one vote in August, advocates for a higher minimum wage feel more confident now that three council members who opposed the measure are being […]

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Hogan, legislative leaders reach agreement on Northrop Grumman loan

Better late than never would seem to be an appropriate phrase to describe Northrop Grumman Corp.’s $20 million loan from Maryland’s Sunny Day fund. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch announced late Tuesday they have reached an agreement with Governor Larry Hogan, to approve both a conditional loan […]

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Booz Allen to buy Laurel-based digital services provider for $250M

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Tuesday that it will acquire Laurel-based digital services provider eGov Holdings Inc., better known as Aquilent, for $250 million. The McLean, Va., government contractor said the transaction will bolster its “growing technology capabilities and talent base, particularly its emphasis on building citizen-focused digital services.” Aquilent is a major provider of .gov […]

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U.S. Federal Contract Opportunities in Foreign Countries December 7th

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 140 Largo, MD 20774 Don’t miss $23 Billion in U.S. Federal Contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development.  This event is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Things YOU Should Know About This Event: Meet Top Officials from the […]

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As new connector opens, BWI ranks as a top airport for holiday travel

The holidays are one of the busiest times for airports across the country, so choosing the right airport to fly out of may give you less headaches than others. Thankfully, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is one of the best in the country for holiday travel, according to a new study, while a newly […]

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Judge blocks Obama-backed rule extending overtime pay

A federal judge in Texas this evening blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule extending overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers. The Obama-backed rule had been scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, and many employers nationwide had changed the way they pay workers to meet the requirements of the new rule. The […]

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BWI to debut $105 million concourse connection as Thanksgiving scramble begins

Interstate 95 and the Baltimore Beltway are expected to be maddening as usual in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, but air travelers may face fewer chokepoints at BWI Marshall Airport with the introduction of a new security checkpoint and terminal connections this week. The airport is scheduled to cut the ribbon Tuesday on its […]

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Maryland’s horse farming industry sees boost from slots, report says

Horse farming in Maryland generates more than $1.15 billion in economic impact per year, a 23 percent increase from the $930 million the industry generated in 2010, according to a new study. The report from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association found that the horse industry in Maryland supports 5,800 full-time jobs across Maryland, with nearly […]

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