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Brief Economic Facts, available in DBED’s online document library, provide details on Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City and the overall State.

Did you know that Talbot County is surrounded by more than 600 miles of shoreline, or that Montgomery County is home to more than 250 biotech companies? Each Maryland county contributes unique resources to the State’s overall business climate and quality of life.

As part of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development‘s (DBED) commitment to every county in the State, DBED has released its updated series of Brief Economic Facts reports for 2015. These reports, available in DBED’s online document library, provide details on Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City and the overall State. Data includes major employers, wages, population, climate and more.

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WeddingWire.com, home to the nation’s largest tech company serving the wedding and event industry.

Wedding bells are ringing for one Montgomery County-based software company.

WeddingWire, the leading tech organization for the North American wedding and event industry, has acquired Wedding Planner, the top company in the matching market across Europe and Latin America.

With the addition of the Barcelona business, WeddingWire’s online marketplace becomes a global leader for weddings and events, reaching 14 countries and 10 million users each month. Continue Reading…

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PRS Guitars, a major electric guitar manufacturer, will now offer free public tours of its factory.

Catch up on the latest Maryland business news.

Maryland business successes:

  • Baltimore-based Marlin Steel Wire will enlarge its factory space by 50 percent, gain seven times more power and increase production. Learn more about how this company is breaking through barriers on MDBIZ News.
  • Five companies and a research team were awarded $865,000 by the BioMaryland Center within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). Learn more about the entrepreneurs working to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality.
  • Guitar enthusiasts have another reason to visit Stevensville, Maryland. PRS Guitars, a major electric guitar manufacturer, will now offer free public tours of its factoryContinue Reading…
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Steel Wire will enlarge its factory space by 50 percent, gain seven times more power and increase production.

Typically when a wall comes tumbling down, it’s cause for alarm. At Marlin Steel Wire, however, it’s cause for celebration. The company, which moved to Baltimore from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1998, is expanding for the second time in less than four years. As a result of the expansion, Marlin Steel Wire will enlarge its factory space by 50 percent, gain seven times more power and increase production. The company plans to add as many as 15 new employees when the expansion is complete. Continue Reading…

Ben Wu is Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Ben Wu is Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

February 2015

Business Pulse: Insights on Maryland’s economic development

Ben Wu is Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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Tim La Valle is Director of the Office of General Services at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Tim La Valle is Director of the Office of General Services at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

February 2015

Bio Pulse: Insights on Maryland’s fight against Ebola

Tim La Valle is Director of the Office of General Services 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.

February 2015

Economic Pulse: Insights on Maryland’s advanced industries

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

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Signe Pringle is Program Director of the Office of International Investment and Trade within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Signe Pringle is Program Director of the Office of International Investment and Trade within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

February 2015

Global Pulse: Insights on Maryland exporting

Signe Pringle is Program Director of the Office of International Investment and Trade within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

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BioMaryland CenterMaryland, a long-established hub for medical technology, is helping to grow the next generation of life sciences companies. Five companies and a research team were awarded $865,000 by the BioMaryland Center within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the BioMaryland Center announced Wednesday.

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The International Development Forum at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus educated participants on international development contracts.

Jessica Reynolds is Regional Manager for India and Africa at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Maryland businesses are poised to pursue international development work. The diversity of our workforce, generosity of our people and proximity to international development clients makes this industry a natural fit for Maryland businesses looking to diversify their business models. In fact, Maryland is the second largest recipient of awards from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Organizations in the State received $1.4 billion in fiscal 2014, second only to nearby Washington, D.C.

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FLIRImagine having night vision and infrared camera technology in the palm of your hand. It may sound like something reserved for sci-fi or spy movies, but one Maryland company is working to make it as convenient and affordable as a smart phone.

FLIR, which is based in Oregon, moved its Integrated Solutions group to Elkridge, Maryland in 2009. According to Roger Wells, vice president of operations, the company’s Maryland team is working to “develop unique solutions to complex operational problems.”

“We work with customers to package our technology in a way that is usable and supportable in the real world, whether you’re a soldier in Afghanistan, a border control agent or anyone charged with protecting critical infrastructure,” Wells said.

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You’ve developed your product and investigated the market, but where will you find the funding to expand your startup? That’s where a company like OurCrowd steps in.

Since its founding two years ago, OurCrowd of Israel has become a leading global crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. OurCrowd has raised more than $100 million and invested an average of $1.6 million in 56 companies, bringing together contributions from 7,000 investors in 94 countries.

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