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  • Hogan says city should drive state economy

    Hogan says city should drive state economy
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, developing a strategy for improving Maryland's economy, says Baltimore should be the state's primary economic engine. "It should be a driver of the whole state," Hogan told The Baltimore Sun Tuesday. "It hasn't been as strong...
  • No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline

    No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline
    We welcome and support Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's view that Baltimore City should be Maryland's economic engine ("Hogan says city should drive state economy," Dec. 30). But his unfortunate use of hyperbole to assert that in Baltimore City, "There's no...
  • New BDC plan calls for more small-business incentives

    New BDC plan calls for more small-business incentives
    New Baltimore Development Corp. president William H. Cole IV wants to increase incentives for small and midsize businesses by $4 million annually, boost small city loans for start-up firms by $500,000, and attract 13 international companies to the city....
  • Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought

    Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes. "Even I am surprised by the magnitude of the...
  • Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs

    Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs
    Malik Williams always thought manufacturing meant working in a steel mill, a job that seemed gone for good from Baltimore. But since mid-October, the 20-year-old White Marsh resident has made his way onto factory floors to watch workers blend olive oil,...
  • Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

    Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state
    Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain. Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...
  • Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
  • Bookish Baltimore consumers spend on education

    Bookish Baltimore consumers spend on education
    Baltimore may have abandoned its "City that Reads" slogan too soon. Federal consumer spending data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Baltimore-area residents spent an average of $154 annually on books, newspapers, magazines...
  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
  • Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says

    Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 9,300 jobs in April as businesses threw off the paralyzing effects of the frigid winter, according to federal estimates released Friday. The state's unemployment rate inched down to 5.5 percent as more Marylanders got back to work, the U....