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#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…


 Google Launches Maryland Get Your Business Online Program ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 5, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley and Google today announced the launch of Maryland Get Your Business Online – a program designed to support Maryland businesses by providing the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their business. Increasing  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces the “Maryland Pinterest Business Pitch Contest”, March 30th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, in conjunction with the kickoff of Startup Maryland—a regional branch of Startup America—Governor Martin O’Malley announced a new business pitch contest designed to highlight Maryland entrepreneurs and small business owners. The contest will ask participants to pitch their businesses in 10 ten images using the new social media platform, Pinterest. Winners will  Read the Rest…

Regulatory Reform (2012), March 1st, 2012

Following an Executive Order issued in 2011, State agencies conducted a comprehensive review of all regulations to identify those that could be revised, repealed or streamlined to enable economic and job growth.  Thanks to the help of Maryland’s business community and our dedicated citizens, more than 130 regulations were identified for reform.

Family Farm Preservation Act of 2012, March 1st, 2012

Secures a sustainable future for Maryland’s family farms and protects and strengthens Maryland’s agricultural heritage and economy by increasing the exemption for agricultural properties and reducing the current estate tax rate.  Maryland’s economic strength depends on our ability to strengthen, grow, and defend our family farms and family-owned businesses.  This helps secure a more sustainable  Read the Rest…

Economic Development – Maryland Innovation Initiative (2012), March 1st, 2012

Establishes a groundbreaking partnership between Maryland and its leading academic research institutions to get the most promising technologies out of the laboratories and into the marketplace, creating new jobs and opportunities in our state.  This legislation unites our talent with our entrepreneurs across disciplines and universities to spin knowledge into the marketplace, and successfully build  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios Announce $23 Million to Support Maryland Small Businesses, May 25th, 2011

Federal funds expected to leverage $230 million in small business lending Baltimore, MD (May 25, 2011) – Joined by business leaders  and elected officials at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Annual Meeting  tonight, Governor Martin O’Malley will announce that Maryland has received  approval for $23 million in federal funding to help Maryland’s small businesses  access much-needed  Read the Rest…

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, March 29th, 2011

Annapolis, MD As Delivered Thank you Dr. Ribas. Buenos Dias. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to join you here today. For those of you who are visiting the capital region from out of town, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit your vecinos (neighbors) in Maryland. As Governor, it’s my solemn obligation  Read the Rest…

Electric Companies – Pilot Program for Charging Electric Vehicles (2011), March 11th, 2011

Requires the Public Service Commission to implement a pilot program that permits utilities to offer homeowners and businesses incentives to recharge vehicle during off-peak hours as prescribed by their electric companies. Incentives may include time-of-day pricing of electricity, credits on electric distribution charges, or rebates on the purchase of EV charging systems.