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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…

Behind the Scenes: Speech Prep, January 28th, 2013

By Steve Rabin, Chief Speechwriter What a great speech prep session we just finished!  Governor O’Malley is hard at work putting the finishing touches on this State of the State.  It’s gonna to be great. I thought I’d share with you a sneak preview… The Governor plans to tell the story of how we came together over these past  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…

#MDForward Finalists, January 8th, 2013

By Zoe Pagonis, Director of Digital Strategy We asked Marylanders to share their stories on how they’re moving Maryland forward; and we were blown away by the submissions. We’re very pleased to announce the finalists of the first-ever #MDForward contest. Please vote for your favorite. The contestant with the most votes will be invited to  Read the Rest…

Why I Chose Maryland, December 4th, 2012

In this “People Behind the Policies” blog, we hear from a small business owner who talks about her decision to move her company to Maryland and how it affects our goal to Recover 100% of the jobs lost due to the Great Recession. “Why I Chose Maryland” As a small business owner, I looked all  Read the Rest…

CBF Fact Checks Funk and Bolton, November 13th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In Maryland, we know that one of the keys to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, lies in reducing the input of pollution from sources throughout each watershed.  That’s what we are working to do with Maryland’s Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).  Restoring the health of  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…

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…