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…
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Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Brazil Trade Mission; Meets with Environmental, Security Tech Companies, December 2nd, 2013
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
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.”
Keeping the Lights On in a Shutdown, October 4th, 2013
The federal government might be shut down, but the lights at Kloudtrack stay on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, President and CEO Mike Binko said.
With eight employees in Rockville and Annapolis, Kloudtrack is a subcontractor on three IT and cloud computing projects within the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security. An example of the kind of innovative small businesses that are helping strengthen Maryland’s growing and upwardly-mobile middle class.
Kloudtrack is making tremendous progress, even in the face of an unnecessary government shutdown, and their work on contracts critical to our national defense and obligations to our veterans continues. However, if the Congress fails to fund our government, it will eventually be forced to put its ambitions and growth on hold.