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Augustine panel sets agenda to bolster business in Md.

Augustine panel sets agenda to bolster business in Md.

Declaring that Maryland can no longer depend on the federal government for job growth, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine presented state legislators Thursday with a list of steps they could take to improve its ability to compete for business. Among the 32 recommendations is the appointment of a secretary of commerce to oversee the existing Department of Business Development and other agencies. Augustine, one of the state's best-known business leaders, headed a commission that spent the past year looking at ways to improve Maryland's business climate, which became a critical issue during the 2014 gubernatorial election won by Republican Larry Hogan. Augustine...

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