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Governor O’Malley Announces Retirement of Maryland’s Housing Secretary, August 22nd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Raymond A. Skinner, who has served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development since 2007, is retiring at the end of the month and that he will appoint Clarence J. Snuggs as acting secretary effective Sept. 1. Secretary Skinner skillfully guided the agency  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Applauds U.S. Department of Interior’s Successful Offshore Wind Energy Area Auction, August 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor  Anthony Brown congratulated U.S.Wind Inc., a company provisionally awarded wind energy leases in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) official auction.  The two lease areas are within the Maryland Wind Energy Area (WEA) of the Outer Continental Shelf located 10 nautical miles  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Provide Nearly $100 Million to Improve Transit Services Statewide, August 14th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Working to help local jurisdictions across the State enhance transit services for residents while continuing efforts to increase transit ridership, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today announced nearly $100 million in grants for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS).  The funding, approved by the Governor and members of the General Assembly  Read the Rest…

Cyber Firm Luminal Tapped for Follow-on Investment from InvestMaryland, August 14th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has made an follow-on investment of nearly $451,000 in Luminal, Inc., a cybersecurity firm that relocated to Maryland earlier this year from West Virginia. The MVF investment is part of a $10 million funding round led by New Enterprise  Read the Rest…

Triumfant to Receive $750,000 from InvestMaryland, August 13th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), will invest $750,000 in Triumfant, a leading provider of advanced threat detection and remediation technologies located in Rockville. The investment, split into two payments, will be completed by November 30. MVF invested alongside existing investors Novak Biddle Partners and Core Capital Partners  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Port of Baltimore Win National Security Awards, August 12th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) and the Port of Baltimore, both leading economic engines in the State of Maryland, were selected as winners by Government Security News in the magazine’s 2014 Airport / Seaport / Border Security Awards Program.  Government Security News was founded in 2003 and serves an industry  Read the Rest…

Maryland Marks 7th Consecutive Year of Record Crime Reductions, August 11th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – State officials today announced that 2013 year-end crime data compiled by the Maryland State Police, and submitted to the FBI for use in the national uniform crime report (UCR), shows that violent crime and property crime in Maryland has been driven down to the lowest rates since 1975.  Total crime has been driven  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Disaster Relief Grants for Victims of Western Maryland Flooding, August 8th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled a disaster relief package to aid residents of Allegany and Washington Counties impacted by the extreme flooding that occurred June 12, 2014. The announcement follows the Governor’s remarks Wednesday that the state will meet the needs of residents who were temporarily displaced or incurred serious disaster-related expenses not covered by  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Retirement Security Task Force Begins Work to Strengthen Middle Class through Better Retirement Opportunities, August 8th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today announced that the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders has officially begun its efforts to improve options for secure retirement savings for private sector employees in Maryland. The Task Force, established by Executive Order and chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, hosted its first  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Response to PSC Ruling on Uber, New Transportation Services, August 6th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the Public Service Commission on expanding transportation service access for Marylanders:   “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ranked Maryland as the #1 state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship for three years in a row. As new innovations change the  Read the Rest…