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RedOwl Analytics: Doing the Things that Work, July 11th, 2014

This week I visited RedOwl Analytics, a homegrown Baltimore company with 25 employees that turns big data into smart solutions for other businesses and organizations. Last year, judges selected RedOwl as the best business in the IT category at Maryland’s 2013 InvestMaryland Challenge, awarding the company $100,000 to help them grow. Here in Maryland we  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Brazil Trade Mission; Meets with Environmental, Security Tech Companies, December 2nd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Joined by more than 30 Maryland businesses, higher education leaders and government officials, Governor Martin O’Malley today kicked off an economic development mission to Brazil, which has one of the fastest growing major economies in the world and the largest economy of Latin American nations. After arriving in Brazil’s capital of Sao Paulo  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley to Lead Trade Mission to Brazil, El Salvador, November 27th, 2013

Mission to strengthen trade, investment ties with Brazil ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley, First Lady Catherine O’Malley and a delegation of Maryland business leaders, educators and government officials will travel to Brazil and El Salvador for a nine-day trade mission in December. The trip will strengthen economic and cultural ties between Maryland and South and  Read the Rest…

NewDEAL Leaders Conference, November 22nd, 2013

Washington, D.C. Good morning.  I’m glad all of you behaved last night so you could be up early today. It’s wonderful to be with all of you, and I want to thank Helen for her inspiration of pulling together the NewDEAL leaders. I think this group is really, really important.  We’ve communicated with each other  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Visits VEEP Set, Highlights Maryland Film Tax Credit Expansion, November 18th, 2013

Governor Tours the Veep Set

Honoring Our Veterans with a Commitment to Full Employment, November 8th, 2013

Supporting Maryland’s more than 440,000 veterans, and reducing unemployment within this invaluable community, is one of our highest priorities as a state.  After facing so many barriers to protect us in the U.S. and abroad, these individuals should never come home and face barriers to supporting themselves and their families. That’s why the Veteran’s Full  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown and Washington County Commissioners Announce Expansion Of Volvo Powertrain Facility, October 18th, 2013

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today joined with Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and the Washington County Board of Commissioners to announce that the Volvo Group is investing $30 million to expand the company’s Hagerstown facility. As a result of the expansion, the Volvo Group, one of the world’s largest producers of heavy duty  Read the Rest…

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.”

Breakthrough or Breakdown?, October 8th, 2013

Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp. is on the precipice of a breakthrough in investigating sources of fever, other than malaria, in developing countries. Chairman and CEO Dr. Eddy Agbo was thrilled when he received word, only last week, of a National Science Foundation grant for their work. But before they could even process the payment, our federal government needlessly shut down.

The Shutdown: “A Significant and Severe Hardship”, October 7th, 2013

After a half-decade of economic recession and recovery, there was “finally light at the end of the tunnel,” said Cidalia Luis-Akbar, who owns and runs M. Luis Construction with her sister Natalia Luis.

Then the federal government shut down. Instead of light, they faced more economic darkness.

“Every day we’re out here taking risk. We’re making financial decisions based on a feeling that we’re finally starting to get out of the financial difficulty we’ve felt for five years,” Luis-Akbar said. “But this is terrifying. It’s scary out here now.”