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BWI Marshall to host AMAC economic development event

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will host the 2nd Annual Airport Minority Advisory Council’s (AMAC) Economic Opportunity & Policy Forum from March 21–22. The forum will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Metro Center. The forum welcomes aviation industry leaders, government officials and business representatives to Washington to exchange ideas, share entrepreneurship best […]

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HCEDA, M&T open second class of HoCo Higher

The Howard County’s Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has opened applications for a second cohort of HoCo Higher, a transformative entrepreneur accelerator program in partnership with M&T Bank. The program teaches early stage and historically underserved entrepreneurs the essentials of business planning, operations, credit building, digital communication and financial management. Top business mentors, coaches and subject matter […]

Posted inEconomy

Celebrate Maryland Wine in March

March is Maryland Wine Month. The kickoff to the event will include a live-streamed toast on Tuesday, March 1, at noon. All month, local wineries will host events and feature new wine releases. In addition, the Maryland Wineries Association (MWA) will unveil a new women-owned winery trail badge to be unlocked on the Maryland Craft […]

Posted inEconomy

Maryland awarded $9.6M to support tourism

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that $9.6 million has been awarded to the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism to support tourism marketing, promotion and development throughout the state. The funding is through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $750 million American Rescue Plan: Travel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation program. The program specifically […]

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NIVF reopens Emergency Relief Fund

The National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF), a 501(c)(3) organization, has relaunched its Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). The NIVF ERF provides economic relief to independent, music and comedy venues, festivals, and promoters across the United States experiencing a severe financial emergency due to circumstances beyond their control. The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund was first launched by the National Independent […]

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Hogan announces $4.6B tax relief package

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in much-needed relief for Marylanders. Last fall, the governor announced a five-point framework for the record budget surplus, including increasing the Rainy Day Fund, major tax relief for retirees, direct tax relief for Marylanders, additional relief for underserved Marylanders, […]

Posted inEconomy

Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards presented

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) recently presented Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards for leadership and community planning at its ninth annual awards ceremony. The awards recognize individuals, organizations and programs that exemplify well-planned economic and community development initiatives throughout the state. The 2021 winners include Anne Arundel County Plan2040. As one of the state’s most populous and […]

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Merkle releases Media Insights Report

Columbia-based Merkle has released its 2022 Quarter 1 Media Insights Report. The report, which analyzes recent research on consumer trends, provides key considerations for marketers to maximize success in early 2022 and beyond. “The past two years have been defined by a global pandemic, social unrest and loud cries for equality and justice. As such, it […]