From driving innovation and growth, to telling Maryland's story across the country, Fiscal Year 2018 was a busy time for the Maryland Department of Commerce.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has released economic activity data for every county in the nation for the first time. When measuring Maryland by gross domestic product, Montgomery County makes up 25% of the state’s total with more than $91.7 billion.
For the fourth consecutive year, Marylanders across the state will partake in FeBREWary, the month-long celebration of our local craft brewing industry. Now is the time to check out that new neighborhood hot spot, or take an overnight trip to the mountains or the beach and enjoy one of our seasoned breweries’ specials.
Maryland commuters spend an average of 30 minutes sitting in traffic traveling to work – resulting in diminished productivity, extreme frustration, and lost time. To mitigate traffic congestion and support both the mobility, health, and wealth of its community, environment, and business partners, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched Commuter Choice Maryland.
Serving 1.8 million residents throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is known as the eighth largest water utility service in the country with a perfect track record of meeting and exceeding federal standards. We recently sat down with chief information officer Vennard Wright to learn more about WSSC’s efforts in Maryland.
Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, is planning to open a 1.5 million square-foot distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County. The project is expected to create 150 full-time jobs by the end of 2023.
Commercial interior solutions firm MOI is returning to its roots and moving back to Baltimore City in February. With an accessible commute and adjacent amenities, the company believes its new location at McHenry Row will help recruit and retain the talent needed to take the company to the next level in 2019.
How often have you used a vacation day for something other than an actual vacation? The issue became so apparent that the U.S. Travel Association began Project: Time Off, which encourages people to make the most of their vacation days. The last Tuesday of January is officially National Plan for Vacation Day, and Maryland is fully on-board to participate in the much-needed cause.
In 2006, a group of dedicated parents, professionals, and advocates in the Baltimore area joined forces to develop a support system for neurodiverse children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who would soon be leaving their school systems and entering the working world. After four years of research and planning, the result was Itineris, Inc., an organization tasked with filling the tremendous gap in adult services specifically for people with ASD, a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior.
Maryland and Montgomery County have announced support for the new U.S. headquarters of Autolus, a U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing treatments for cancer.
We sat down with businesses of all industries and sizes to learn the secrets to their success. We learned a lot about each company, but a resounding theme quickly surfaced: Maryland is a great place to live. So if you’re a Maryland business owner, have confidence that you’re already in the best place to start a new year. And if you’re not in Maryland, what are you waiting for?
Ring in New Year’s Day with an outdoor excursion with help from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. On January 1, more than 35 hikes will be held throughout the state as part of First Day Hike.
Advanced manufacturers across Washington County recently led a day-long tour for the Washington County Public School System’s (WCPS) guidance counselors to show what daily operations look like and what companies need from the next generation of skilled laborers.
In 2018, Maryland saw a groundbreaking for the headquarters of a major global company, and a ribbon cutting for another. We saw announcement after announcement of biohealth companies committing to Maryland, and major developments in cybersecurity, promising a bright future for the sector. Let’s revisit some of the highlights of 2018.
The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced the designation of a new enterprise zone in northern Caroline County, which includes the towns of Ridgely, Greensboro, and Goldsboro and the Mid Shore Regional Technology and Business Park. The state has also redesignated Garrett County's enterprise zone, and expanded the existing zones in Cecil and Talbot counties.
If you follow the life sciences industry in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, it was hard to miss three major ribbon-cutting ceremonies that recently took place within one month.
As 2018 comes to a close, we take a look back at the companies making an impact in the state, including those who celebrated major milestone anniversaries throughout the year. Thank you all for helping us make Maryland the perfect place to live, work, and play.
Looking for a few additional reasons to feel merry this holiday season? Check out this economic recap from the Maryland Department of Labor.
The state of Maryland and Montgomery County have announced support for the expansion of REGENXBIO Inc., a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in gene therapy.
Last month, local, state, and federal officials kicked off the development of Mistletoe Hall Commerce-Business Park, Easton’s newest business park. Mistletoe Hall Commerce-Business Park is comprised of 86.25-acres of land on Goldsborough Neck Road and borders Easton Airport and Talbot Commerce Park.