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  • U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a $20 Million Investment to Support Economic Disaster Recovery in Joplin, Missouri

    WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award a $20 million grant to Joplin, Missouri, to assist with the city’s economic recovery following a...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M

    What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M
    When the rubber met the road for the Baltimore Grand Prix, also known as "A Celebration of Acceleration," there was, indeed, a lot to celebrate: Favorite drivers and racing teams, Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, and the array of action that creates an...
  • $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.

    $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.
    Two Baltimore nonprofits received a $520,000 federal grant for a program to help create jobs in medical research and biotechnology. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and nonprofit BioHealth Innovation Inc. are establishing what is known as a...
  • Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center

    Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center
    Baltimore has won a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to launch a minority business development center, the agency said. The city was among seven winners of a $7.3 million grant competition intended to increase minority-owned...
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • Ingenuity on display

    Ingenuity on display
    An elective class at Thurston Middle School allows students to build a model robot with wheels. Instructor Kelly Skon guides seventh- and eighth-graders in a class called STEAM, an inaugural course that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...
  • International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.

    International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.
    Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you. New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
  • Virginia is now on the wine world's radar

    Virginia is now on the wine world's radar
    Despite a wine making tradition that pre-dates California's by hundreds of years, Virginia has only recently earned itself a seat at the big table of international vintners. For many years, Virginia's winemaking reputation elicited little excitement...
  • Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development

    Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development
    Richard S. Amador Sr., a California-born son of migrant farmworkers who became a nationally recognized expert in community and economic development and formed a nonprofit group that created thousands of jobs for East Los Angeles residents, has died. He...
  • What Chicago can learn from Toronto

    What Chicago can learn from Toronto
    TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...