| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Alisha Rhodes dreams of providing a stable middle-class life for her family, and sees landing a job on Baltimore's shipping piers as her best option for getting there.
"I have three kids that I need to support with a better job," said the 26-year-old...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook.
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
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,...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:50 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— 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'...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
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,...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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....