Maryland: A Magnet For Cybersecurity Leaders

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The first Cybersecurity 500 ranking features a bevy of major tech players in Maryland, including specialists in data encryption and digital forensics. Read: Maryland: A Magnet For Cybersecurity Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

Maryland Vetoes Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

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Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Specifically, Governor Hogan announced he was vetoing House Bill 1106 – Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions, as enacted in the just concluded 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. Hogan, Jr.,

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Amazon To Open Fourth Maryland Fulfillment Center

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plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point. “Maryland has an incredible workforce, and we are happy to add to the more than 5,000 associates already serving customers in the state.” Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Maryland.

Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Green Building Council voted unanimously to recommend that Green Globes, at the two Green Globes level, be approved by the Maryland Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services as a “high performance building” as defined in Maryland law.

Tenable Expanding Headquarters In Columbia, Maryland

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one of the fastest growing cyber security software companies in the country, will expand its Maryland presence with the development of a new headquarters in Downtown Columbia. Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Maryland. Tenable Inc.,

Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014

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The top trade markets for Maryland goods and services are Canada ($1.9 Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014 appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. Maryland has for more than a decade had a statutory requirement that new construction projects 100% funded by the State’s capital budget must meet or exceed the current version of LEED.

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Maryland Vetoes Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

Green Building Law Update

Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Specifically, Governor Hogan announced he was vetoing House Bill 1106 – Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions, as enacted in the just concluded 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. The legislation has been characterized as a “tax increase” to be levied upon every electricity ratepayer in Maryland. It is worthy of note that Maryland’s largest electricity generating utilities did not oppose this bill.

PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace

Green Building Law Update

But today, despite Maryland having enacted a PACE enabling law in 2014, only one PACE loan has closed in the State. I was asked recently to recommend how PACE in Maryland could be improved. What follows is my top 10 list actions to make PACE a success in Maryland.

Maryland’s New Center Of Opportunity

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Robust logistics, a highly skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment and a bevy of available sites makes Harford County, Maryland a magnet for new projects. Read: Maryland’s New Center Of Opportunity.

Moving Forward in Maryland

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Moving Forward in Maryland appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Education Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Maryland Online Features Quality Of Life The Editor's Blog U.S. -

Maryland: Green Energy Institute Brings Innovation To Market

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T he Maryland state legislature has allocated $7.5 million to the University of Maryland to create a green energy research center. The goal of the Green Energy Institute—a collaboration between the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) at the A. By the BF Staff.

Crystal Steel Fabricators Opening Maryland Manufacturing Facility

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This is the first Maryland location for Crystal Steel, which also has facilities in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and the Philippines. To assist with project costs, the Maryland Department of Commerce approved a $315,000 conditional loan through its Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF) based on committed job creation and capital expenditures. Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Maryland.

Maryland introduces $3.5B school construction initiative

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The plan, which Gov. Larry Hogan will send to the state General Assembly at the start of its 2019 session, will create 27,000 indirect and direct construction jobs during the program's five-year timeframe

Novavax Adding 850 Jobs In Maryland

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To assist with project costs related to the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a total of $5 million in conditional loans for the three phases of the project through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF) program.

Maryland Governor Announces $7.5M To Create Green Energy Institute

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Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Package, the institute will develop and attract private investment and commercialize clean energy innovations and deployment solutions in Maryland. Read Maryland Governor Announces $7.5M Part of Gov. To Create Green Energy Institute on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

WeddingWire To Expand, Create 200 New Jobs in Maryland

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Read WeddingWire To Expand, Create 200 New Jobs in Maryland on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Posts Maryland Office, IT & Call Centers Business Incentives Capital Investment Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Employment Expansion Maryland Department of Commerce Site Selection WeddingWire

Business Report: Maryland – Howard County Opens 3D Printing Prototype Lab

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3D Maryland, an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, has officially opened the state’s newest prototyping lab dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and rapid technology. By Shana Daley. From the May/June 2014 issue.

Rapid Growth Leads 2U To New Maryland HQ

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Rapid Growth Leads 2U To New Maryland HQ originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The company expects to create more than 900 jobs in Maryland in the next five years. Second major NIH campus in Maryland being considered.

Bechtel Corporation Moving From Maryland To Virginia

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Bechtel Corporation Moving From Maryland To Virginia appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Daily News Featured Post Logistics And Distribution Maryland Online Features Transportation Infrastructure U.S. -

Lidl US Will Create 100 New Jobs In Maryland

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Read Lidl US Will Create 100 New Jobs In Maryland on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Retailer Lidl will invest $100 million to establish a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, MD.

All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

By statute all solar panels are pervious in Maryland. Of course that doesn’t mean that rain actually passes through the solar panels or that in Maryland the panels are constructed to be any more permeable than elsewhere. Maryland is not trying to alter the laws of science, but rather seeking through public policy to prioritize environmental stewardship. Unfortunately, the law to date has had little, if any, effect in Maryland. The law is not unique to Maryland.

Maryland's year-long Purple Line delay drives costs up $215M

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The 16-mile light-rail line's opening could be delayed until June 2024 if Purple Line Transit Partners is not able to accelerate construction

IgCC About To Get A Boost In Maryland

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Maryland is primed to expand and incentivize use of the International Green Construction Code. In 2011, Maryland was the first state in the country to authorize use of the IgCC for private and public construction. It is not surprising the IgCC found Maryland fertile ground.

Maryland to expand I-95 express toll lane project to $1.1B

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that an extra $890 million will extend two express toll lanes 10 miles north along Interstate 95

Maryland's $8.5B incentive package largest of the 20 Amazon HQ2 finalists

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Maryland's promise includes state and local income tax credits and money for roads and transportation improvements

New Maryland Law Holds GCs Liable for Subcontractors Wage Theft

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A new labor law passed in Maryland earlier this month offers protection to construction workers who are employed by subcontractors by holding a project's general contractor liable for wages and benefits not paid by the sub

Maryland could split $7.6B toll lane initiative into several P3s

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The MDOT says it is looking for "shockingly innovative approaches" to carrying out public-private partnerships for the expansions of Interstates 495 and 270

Maryland's $8.5B incentive package largest of Amazon HQ2 finalists

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Maryland's promise includes state and local income tax credits and money for roads and transportation improvements

Hardscape from development makes ‘1,000-year’ flood in Maryland worse

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Ellicott City, Maryland suffered its second damaging “1,000-year” flood in two years last month. The city is in a vulnerable location at the foot of a hill where river branches meet the Patapsco River. Another factor, a lot of impermeable concrete, exacerbated the flood

Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

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On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override the veto of an increase the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, as enacted in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. Last May, Maryland Governor Lawrence J.

Maryland Sidesteps LEED in Favor of the IgCC

Green Building Law Update

At first blush that language sounds innocuous, however the bill portends fewer, if any, Maryland state and local government projects will be LEED certified in the future, in favor of projects built to the International Green Construction Code. In point of fact, only weeks ago USGBC announced that Maryland ranked #2 in the Top 10 States in the Nation for LEED Green Building. Maryland was one of the first states to incentivize green building in 2001 with a tax credit tied to LEED.

Maryland Purple Line Dodges New Legal Hurdles

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Legal challenges have once again played havoc with the construction schedule for Maryland’s Purple Line, raising the possibility that the 16-mile light rail system may miss its planned 2022 start-up date according to state transportation officials

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Maryland Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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A comprehensive list of Maryland financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. Maryland Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Maryland Purple Line Finally Gets Construction Green Light

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Just weeks after being on the brink of cancellation, Maryland’s Purple Line light-rail project officially has begun construction

Maryland Landscape Group Broadens Reach

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Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association becomes Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association; move follows dissolution of Maryland Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association

Maryland City WRF Expansion in Full Swing

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These photos compare the Maryland City Water Reclamation Facility at the start of construction (top) for the $30 million expansion and now, just nine months later (bottom). What a difference nine months makes in construction!

Where Maryland’s State Plan is Stricter Than OSHA

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Maryland OSHA (MOSH) is one of the “state plan” states that administer their own “mini-OSHA.” But because asbestos protective clothing that is improperly maintained can expose employees to that hazard, Maryland has banned employers from buying, using, requiring a worker to use or even keeping any asbestos clothing at a place of employment. Some ban smoking within 20 feet of a business’s entrance; some have exceptions for bars and restaurants – but not Maryland.

Microbeads Ban in Maryland will be more Efficacious than Others

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The Maryland legislature passed and last month Governor Larry Hogan signed into law House Bill 216 , now enrolled as Chapter 409, prohibiting the manufacture of a personal care product containing “synthetic plastic microbeads,” beginning December 31, 2017, and the sale of such a product beginning December 31, 2018.

Maryland Road Job Tests Expedited Approvals Plan

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Aiming to cut earlier timetable in half, crews push to hit Nov. 21 target to widen Eastern Shore artery, improving safety and easing congestion