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Amid the hustle of holiday shopping, don’t forget the deals and unique offerings available in your own neighborhood. Small Business Saturday celebrates the entrepreneurs powering Maryland’s economy.

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High Country Creamery and Market will operate a new cheese manufacturing facility in Western Maryland.

The Town of Grantsville in Western Maryland, with assistance from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), will breathe new life into a former production facility.

The former site of Yoder’s Country Meats will be transformed into a new cheese manufacturing plant to be operated by High Country Creamery and Market. A $400,000 conditional grant from DBED will enable the company to open a local goods and produce market, as well as a deli and café for the residents of Garrett County, DBED Secretary Dominick Murray announced.

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Les Hall is Director of Small Business Financing at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

November 2014

Financing Pulse: Insights on opportunities for veterans

Les Hall is Director of Small Business Financing at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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James Keeratisakdawong is Investment Principal at the Maryland Venture Fund at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

November 2014

Entrepreneur Pulse: Insights on the Maryland Venture Fund

James Keeratisakdawong is Investment Principal at the Maryland Venture Fund at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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Michelle Jackson is Executive Director of the InvestMaryland Challenge at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Michelle Jackson is Executive Director of the InvestMaryland Challenge at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

November 2014

Investment Pulse: Insights on the InvestMaryland Challenge 

Michelle Jackson is Executive Director of the InvestMaryland Challenge at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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Mikra Krasniqi is an economist at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Mikra Krasniqi is an economist at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

November 2014

Economic Pulse: Insights on Maryland’s economy 

Mikra Krasniqi is an economist at theMaryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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The Regional Economic Studies Institute spotlighted the importance of STEM training and jobs during its annual Economic Outlook Conference.

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The FDA has cleared Besthesda-based BrainScope’s Ahead 100 device.

Whether the patient is a combat soldier or a football player, doctors sometimes struggle to identify victims of traumatic brain injury.

BrainScope, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is one step closer to easing that process through its Ahead 100 device. The company announced on Wednesday that it earned United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the device.

The device is designed for patients between 18 and 80 years old who have suffered closed head injuries within 24 hours. The device uses a patient’s electroencephalograph to interpret the structural condition of his or her brain. The device helps doctors decide if a patient should receive a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan or other treatment.

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How would an extra $100,000 change the way you do business? You could find out by applying to the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge. But keep in mind—applications are due by Dec. 12, 2014.

Now in its third year, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development‘s (DBED) InvestMaryland Challenge seeks to showcase and grow the State’s thriving start-up community. Winning companies in four categories—Information Technology, Defense and Security, Life Sciences, and Sustainability and Exploration—will each receive $100,000 grants.

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cyber missionDemand for cybersecurity products and services extend well beyond our nation’s borders. For companies looking to capitalize on international interest in cyber defense, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is here to help.

DBED and the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore will host a webinar at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 with details on how Maryland cybersecurity companies can participate in the U.S. Commerce Department’s Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Eastern Europe. In May 2015, business executives and trade association representatives will travel to Poland and Romania to explore business development opportunities.

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Dr. Daraius Irani, Executive Director of the Regional Economic Studies Institute presents during the annual Economic Outlook Conference on Nov. 17.

As Maryland continues to grow its economy and recover from the Great Recession, it leads the nation in an important industry sector: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Dr. Daraius Irani, Executive Director of the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI), reflected on the importance of STEM training and jobs during the annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) on Monday.

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DBED Secretary Dominick Murray lead a delegation of eight Maryland medical companies at MEDICA in Germany.

DBED Secretary Dominick Murray lead a delegation of eight Maryland medical companies at MEDICA in Germany.

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