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AACC’s Programs Meet Regional Economic Needs

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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is expanding partnerships with industry organizations, business groups, government agencies and high schools to create pipelines of workers to meet the needs of this region’s economy.

Cyber, Financial Concerns Taking Note of Howard County

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Financial institutions and investors from around the country this past year have identified Howard County as a prime location for growth in the cybersecurity market, investing millions of dollars in funding two of the region’s largest cybersecurity firms.

Catalyst Loan Fund Supports Small Business

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Funding can be a challenge for small businesses, but thanks to the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) Catalyst Loan Fund (CLF), there are options available to help them get off of the ground and grow.

Industry Perspective: Maryland: ‘The Little State That Can’

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Maryland may not have much in the actual acreage department, but it surely makes up for its lack of size in its impact. We should start calling Maryland “The Little State That Can.”

Industry Perspective: Maryland’s Mandated Union Membership Hampers Economic Development

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In some ways, economic development can be complicated stuff.

It can involve controversial legal constructs, like eminent domain, and multi-layered tax incentives, such as tax increment financing (TIF), transit-oriented development (TOD) and payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs.

Horizon Foundation Awards More Than $1M in Grants During ’15

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Continuing its long history of supporting community organizations working to improve health and wellness in Howard County, The Horizon Foundation awarded almost $1.2 million in grants in 2015.

Arts = Business

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and Americans for the Arts, arts organizations, and the creative people they employ, stimulate innovation, strengthen our nation’s competitiveness in the global marketplace and play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy.

The Job Market: What’s in Store?

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2015 has come to a close, and 2016 is here. What does that mean for Maryland’s workforce?

Industry Perspective: Synergies, Progress Boost Maryland’s Cyber Scene

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After only a few weeks on the job, the energy, vibrancy and innovation that surrounds everything cyber in Maryland has been remarkably apparent. I have met with startups, small companies and large, and everything in between. Each is characterized by a drive to make a difference, to offer a product or service that will allow their customers — private or public — to deal with the ever-growing, increasingly complex threat arising from cyber criminals, cyber spies and cyber terrorists.  Our networks are under constant attack here and around the world.

Looking for Innovation? Head to the Farm

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When the word “innovation” is brought up in a general business discussion, agriculture is rarely an industry that readily comes to people’s minds. While the dusty roads, barns and rural views remain similar to their predecessors, today’s farms are embracing technology to diversify and transform their farming operation, making them more efficient and economically diverse.

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