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Arundel business owners graduate from AAEDC Inclusive Ventures Program

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt, and City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley congratulated the third cohort of AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program following the group’s recent graduation and pitch day. Introduced by AAEDC in January 2021, IVP aims to help small and minority-owned, woman-owned, and […]

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Cardin, Van Hollen support fed workers, agencies in funding package

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final fiscal 2022 appropriations package signed into law by President Joe Biden that they worked to secure in order to support federal workers through improved compensation and working conditions. The Omnibus Appropriations Act also enables critical maintenance projects at federal facilities […]

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MEA awards nearly $2M in clean fuel grants

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has announced eight awards totaling $1.9 million in funding under the first round of the fiscal 2022 Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP), including at a UPS hub in Laurel. Collectively, these awards have the potential to leverage more than $10 million in fleet investment. The award recipients represent both large and small fleet […]

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Gula Tech Adventures lead $4.3M seed round for Pixm

Pixm, a computer vision cybersecurity startup, has raised $4.3 million in an oversubscribed seed funding round to protect enterprises from undiscovered, non-traditional phishing attacks. The round was led by Columbia-based Gula Tech Adventures, with participation from FirstIn, AIM13–Crumpton Ventures Partnership, Chaac Ventures and Precursor Ventures.  Phishing remains the most common cause of data breaches, according to a 2021 Strategic Security Survey, […]

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Hogan announces key department appointments

Gov. Larry Hogan has hired former Maryland Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, succeeding Secretary Kelly Schulz; has named Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Executive Director James Ports, Jr., secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), succeeding Secretary Greg Slater; and named William Pines, MDTA’s chief engineer, succeed Ports […]