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A Temporary Shutdown of Federal Business Growth, October 9th, 2013

At the Elkridge offices of cybsecurity firm Accuvant, Frank McLallen is in a holding pattern.  As the Accuvant vice president in charge of the firm’s public sector contracting work, he was supposed to be hiring right now – as many as 40 or 50 people over the next nine months.

Today, in the midst of an ongoing government shutdown, those plans are “absolutely on ice,” said McLallen. “We’re not going to be bringing people on board into the unknown.”

Governor O’Malley Highlights Administration’s Job Creation Initiatives, May 14th, 2013

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks Maryland #1 in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation for second year in a row Governor visits House of Cards set to tout Maryland Film Production Tax Credit ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 14, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today visited the House of Cards set to tout the Administration’s commitment to  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Maryland/Israel Development Partnership, Meets with Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad, April 28th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Wrapping up an eight-day trade mission to Israel and Jordan, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the launch of the Maryland/Israel Development Partnership to fund joint development efforts by Maryland and Israeli companies working in the cybersecurity and life sciences sectors. Governor O’Malley and Israel Chief Scientist Avi Hasson discussed the partnership, as well  Read the Rest…

Leading the Region in Job Creation, April 19th, 2013

In the first three months of 2013, Maryland led the region in job creation.  Together with Maryland’s businesses, we created 22,000 new jobs in the first quarter of the year at the 4th fastest rate in the nation.  Maryland’s dynamic private sector led our job growth creating 9 out of every 10 of our new jobs at the 5th fastest rate in the nation.

SOTU and what we’ve done in Maryland…Part III, February 19th, 2013

When the President delivered his State of the Union this week, he demonstrated bold leadership on finding new and innovative ways to cut waste, increase efficiencies, improve education — from Pre-School to higher education — and create jobs.  The vision the President laid out will move our nation forward. Here in Maryland, we are already  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Promotes Cybersecurity Initiatives to Create Jobs and Fuel Innovation, February 19th, 2013

Highlights creation of new Cybersecurity Tax Credit  Announces Director of Cyber Development to bolster Maryland’s efforts as the epicenter of cybersecurity HANOVER, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today promoted the Administration’s efforts to create jobs in cybersecurity and fuel Maryland’s Innovation Economy during a tour at KEYW – one of more than 11,000 dynamic and thriving  Read the Rest…

The SOTU & what we’ve done in Maryland…Part I, February 13th, 2013

Last night the President made a persuasive case for why we must begin to make better choices as a nation. He focused on finding new and innovative ways to cut waste, improve efficiencies, improve education — from Pre-School to higher education — and create jobs.  Here in Maryland, we are already working towards stronger families, stronger communities, and  Read the Rest…

Better Choices Deconstructed, January 31st, 2013

By Matt Gallagher, Chief of Staff Yesterday, Governor Martin O’Malley delivered his State of the State address focused on the better choices we’ve made together to deliver results and nearly eliminate the inherited $1.7 billion structural deficit while maintaining our Triple A bond rating. We wanted to break down an excerpt of the speech and  Read the Rest…

Making it easier to do business, January 23rd, 2013

Progress is a choice. Job Creation is a choice. Creating the conditions that allow our businesses to grow and prosper — this too is a choice. In Maryland, we are — according to the US Chamber of Commerce — the #1 state in America for innovation and entrepreneurship. But we know that we can always  Read the Rest…

Maryland: A Hotbed for Startups, September 27th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications We wanted to share this blog from the co-chairs of Startup Maryland where they talk about their experiences on the first-ever “Pitch Across Maryland” tour meeting entrepreneurs and discovering all that the State of Maryland has to offer for small businesses and startups. Contributed jointly by Startup Maryland Board Co-Chairs Julie Lenzer  Read the Rest…