| Jan 2, 2013
Happy New Year from the Chamber of Commerce! As we settle into our routines for 2013, the new year will look pretty much like the old one. Economic recovery continues in Washington County, but it remains incremental and painfully slow. The New Year brings...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday announced something that had been widely known in Baltimore at least for the last two weeks: That the Netflix series "House of Cards" was back in town to film its second season.
The White House Correspondents Dinner in...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Matt Harsh, co-owner and operator of Chesley Vegetable Farms, a 45-acre fruit and vegetable farm in Washington County, was appointed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as one of five new members of the Young Farmers Advisory Board.
The board is...
| Dec 22, 2012
The new green at Maryland's state parks is cash, and lots of it.
This has been a banner year for the 66 parks, which logged nearly 11 million visitors by early December, 1.1 million more than at the same point last year. Long the destination of day...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally.
"We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Maryland will help sponsor eight festivals this year commemorating the War of 1812, an effort officials hope will boost tourism and economic development.
The state would put up $2.1 million in matching grants to various non-profits for 23 War of 1812...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved two measures to remedy situations involving two businesses that have defaulted on county-issued loans — canceling one and extending another.
By a 4-0 vote, the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Maryland's competition for startup companies — with three grand prizes of $100,000 each — was narrowed to nine finalists Monday.
The companies, based largely in Baltimore and Montgomery County, were part of an original field of nearly 260...
| Jun 23, 2012
It's not a matter of "if" but "when."
Medifast Inc., the No. 3 manufacturer of weight-loss food products, is growing so quickly in that industry that there will soon come a time when it outgrows its sole production facility in Owings Mills and builds...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster,...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Maryland succeeded in raising $84 million to invest in promising technology companies across the state via a novel online auction of tax credits, officials announced Thursday.
The InvestMaryland plan, a cornerstone of Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative...