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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…

Founder’s Day Convocation at Morgan State University, November 8th, 2012

Baltimore, MD It’s wonderful to be with you to honor this great university and to reflect a little bit on its founding. This innovative, forward-looking institution of higher learning is very important, especially right now at this exciting time in our country’s history. Ranked first in the nation for the number of Fulbright Scholars among  Read the Rest…

Hanging out with Students, October 25th, 2012

Just a few minutes ago, I hosted one of my first Google Plus Hangouts with student leaders from colleges around our State. We talked about how we’ve held down the cost of rising tuition more than any other state in the nation, how we continue to focus on improving student achievement and increasing the number  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Economic Strength, October 18th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications Maryland and Virginia have long been among our nation’s economic leaders. Even as we move forward out of this deep recession, both states are creating jobs and expanding opportunity especially in the critical sectors of science, security and innovation. As a result of our close proximity, Maryland and Virginia are often benchmarked with each other. Watch the video below to learn more about the  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…

A Story of Skills Training, September 26th, 2012

By Kathleen Weiss, Executive Director of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland Last week, we had the opportunity to host Governor Martin O’Malley at BTI and showcase how we contribute to Maryland’s innovation economy through innovative, educational programs. As the only non-profit in the State of Maryland that is focused on providing tuition-free training to low-income  Read the Rest…

Maryland chooses to innovate for a brighter future, September 24th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In case you missed it, we wanted to share this oped in the Washington Post from our Secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development on how Maryland continues to invest in innovation to make our children winners in the new economy. Maryland chooses to innovate for a  Read the Rest…

WSJ Cherry-Picking: Facts vs. Myth, August 28th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese Over the weekend, Stephen Moore, a longtime supporter of the Koch brothers and former President of Republican fundraising group, Club for Growth, penned a borderline fictional op-ed in The Wall Street Journal comparing Governor O’Malley to Virginia’s Governor McDonnell. While accusing Governor O’Malley of “cherry-picking” data, it turns out that Moore cherry-picked his facts. Facts  Read the Rest…

Well-Positioned for Job Growth, June 14th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications On Tuesday, the Chamber of Commerce came out with a list of States seen growing and creating jobs. Maryland was named as one of the top states in the nation. Here’s what they had to say about us in the Enterprising States 2012 report: “Maryland continues to focus on  Read the Rest…

Too Much at Stake Not to Move Forward, May 9th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs Please take a moment to watch this video from Governor O’Malley to learn more about the need to protect our shared priorities.