Maryland National Capital Region Alliance Formed

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Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery. Read: Maryland National Capital Region Alliance Formed at BusinessFacilities.com.

On Demand Pharmaceuticals Picks Maryland For HQ

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Read: On Demand Pharmaceuticals Picks Maryland For HQ at BusinessFacilities.com. Transformative drug manufacturer On Demand Pharmaceuticals will locate its new headquarters, manufacturing, and R&D facility in Montgomery County, MD.

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Nobelpharma Chooses Maryland For First Overseas Subsidiary

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Read: Nobelpharma Chooses Maryland For First Overseas Subsidiary at BusinessFacilities.com. The Japan-based pharmaceutical and medical device company cited local industry resources as key to locating its U.S. operations in Montgomery County, MD.

Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore

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Increasing cargo volumes (and the largest container vessels in the world) are sailing into the Port of Baltimore, lifting Maryland’s economic tide. Read: Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore at BusinessFacilities.com.

Maryland Enacts New Environmental Laws in 2020

Green Building Law Update

The 440th session of the Maryland General Assembly commenced on January 8, 2020. of note, the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Maryland has been described as having more pages of environmental statutes and regulations on a per capita basis than any other state. This year of a short legislative session no doubt saved many Marylanders from additional tyranny by the majority (i.e.,

Maryland Enacts New Environmental Laws in 2020

Green Building Law Update

The 440th session of the Maryland General Assembly commenced on January 8, 2020. of note, the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Maryland has been described as having more pages of environmental statutes and regulations on a per capita basis than any other state. This year of a short legislative session no doubt saved many Marylanders from additional tyranny by the majority (i.e.,

Maryland Schools will No Longer be LEED Certified

Green Building Law Update

In response to legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, overriding a veto by the Governor, commencing last week new public school building no longer has to be LEED certified or the like. Existing State Finance and Procurement Code Section 4-809(f) was amended adding new section (6), providing in relevant part, the Maryland Green Building Council shall: “(6) develop guidelines for new public school buildings to achieve the equivalent of the current version of the U.S.

Building A Better Maryland

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A Better Maryland is a new development plan that provides resources and tools for the Free State's long-term economic success. Read: Building A Better Maryland at BusinessFacilities.com.

Vigene Biosciences Adding 245 Jobs In Rockville, Maryland

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Read: Vigene Biosciences Adding 245 Jobs In Rockville, Maryland at BusinessFacilities.com. The global leader in gene therapy and vaccine manufacturing is planning a major expansion in Montgomery County, MD.

RADA Technologies Plans New HQ In Maryland

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Read: RADA Technologies Plans New HQ In Maryland at BusinessFacilities.com. Aerospace & Defense Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Maryland Research & Development Workforce Development Advantage Maryland Aerospace Business Incentives corporate expansion Germantown Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland/Israel Development Center Montgomery County R&D RADA Technologies Tax Credits

Maryland is First State to Legislate Permitted Use of PFAS

Green Building Law Update

Prior to the just concluded session of the Maryland legislature, the State’s laws and regulations were silent with regard to PFAS chemicals including PFOA. At worst, Maryland could have been criticized along with the Federal government and other states, for failing to regulate PFAS as a hazardous substance. But then, some days ago Maryland did what no other state (nor the Federal government) has done.

Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance

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Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery. Read: Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance at BusinessFacilities.com.

Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce

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Maryland has dedicated $56.5 Read: Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce at BusinessFacilities.com. Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Magazine Highlights Maryland Public-Private Partnerships Quality Of Life State Focus Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development BF-May/June-2019 Chestertown Business Campus Dorchester County Economic Development fiber optic broadband network Gov.

Maryland becomes First State to Ban Polystyrene this Thursday

Green Building Law Update

During the 2019 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted what will be the first statewide ban of expanded polystyrene foam. But maybe not in Maryland?

The historic Maryland Theatre is reborn in Hagerstown

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In February 1974, a fire destroyed the Maryland Theatre’s original apartment building facade and ground floor theatre entrance, leaving a permanent void along the street fabric in Hagerstown, Md.

Best Specialty Construction: 1331 Maryland

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The design of the 14-story, LEED Silver-certified 1331 Maryland project aims to evoke the District of Columbia’s grand residential buildings of the 1920s and 1930s

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.

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.” Amazon’s investments in Maryland contributed an additional $100 million into Maryland’s economy from 2014 through 2016. Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Maryland. Amazon.com, Inc.

JBG SMITH Chooses Maryland For New Headquarters

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Read: JBG SMITH Chooses Maryland For New Headquarters. Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Maryland Office, IT & Call Centers Taxes & Incentives Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Employment Expansion Maryland Department of Commerce Montgomery County REIT Site SelectionThe publicly traded real estate investment trust will employ 425 people and occupy 95,000 square feet of a new high-end, class-A office building in Bethesda, MD.

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. 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.

Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Local Government Pesticide Ban

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, overturned an earlier circuit court decision, reinstating a Montgomery County ordinance significantly restricting pesticide use throughout the County. Montgomery County, Maryland v. Ideally, the Maryland Court of Appeals will grant certiorari and correct this wrong, protecting the residents of Montgomery County and beyond from their local government by not allowing pesticide to be banned.

Maryland Bans Polystyrene and Enacts 31 other New Environmental Laws

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The Maryland General Assembly, the state’s legislative body meets in regular session for 90 days each year beginning the second Wednesday in January to act on more than 2,500 pieces of legislation. Maryland has been described as having more pages of environmental statutes and regulations on a per capita basis than any other state. The Maryland General Assembly enacted the first statewide ban of expanded polystyrene foam. There are more than 420,000 septic systems in Maryland.

Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

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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. Vicki Worden, President and CEO of the Green Building Initiative, said, GBI has been active in Maryland since Green Globes was first introduced in the United States in 2004.

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. We are proud to join Downtown Columbia’s new Merriweather District as it continues to grow as a vibrant destination and to reaffirm our long-standing commitment to the state of Maryland that has fostered Tenable’s growth since the very beginning,” said Steve Vintz, Chief Financial Officer, Tenable.

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.

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. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Foreign Direct Investment Incentives Maryland Ports And Free Trade Zones U.S. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

New Lead (Pb) in Soil Standard Now Effective in Maryland

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Understanding of the sources of lead in the environment and the pathways of human exposure is necessary to understand why what Maryland has done is revolutionary. Maryland is moving beyond those sources. Effective July 1, 2020, Maryland has imposed new lead (Pb) soil screening standards. The Maryland Department of the Environment will utilize a tiered approach for soil screening: Residential Soil Screening Concentration – 200 mg/kg.

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.

Maryland Reverting to Certifiable In Lieu of Certified Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In response to an act of the Maryland legislature in 2018, the state is proposing a watershed revamp of its current mandatory green building requirements for new public school buildings. Existing State Finance and Procurement Section 4-809(f) was amended adding new section (6), providing in relevant part, the Maryland Green Building Council shall: (6) Develop guidelines for new public school buildings to achieve the equivalent of the current version of.

Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

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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 Picks Transurban-Macquarie for $11B Maryland P3 Megaproject

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Pending state approvals and environmental review, team will negotiate a 50-year agreement to design, build and operate added toll lanes and new Potomac River bridge for busy I-495/I-270 corridor

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.

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. - Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Larry Hogan puts economic development at the top of his agenda.

Rare Earth Metal Theft by Catalytic Converter

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Environmental catalytic converter environmental attorney Maryland environmental law Maryland Kaplow rare earth metals Stuart KaplowThe theft of catalytic converters to sell for the value of the rare earth metal components is a thing once again.

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

Maryland transit officials say they will manage Purple Line project

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In a letter to the private consortium building the light rail project, state officials said they are prepared to exercise their “step-in rights” if no resolution is reached between the parties

Maryland Interstate Congestion Ranks #2 in US: TRIP

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The rate of congestion, travel volume, and pavement deterioration on Maryland’s Interstate Highway System are among the highest in the nation, according to a new report from TRIP.

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. James Clark School of Engineering and the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC)—will be to develop and attract private investment and commercialize clean energy innovations and deployment solutions in Maryland.

PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace

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But today, despite Maryland having enacted a PACE enabling law in 2014, only one PACE loan has closed in the State. Nationally, including in Maryland, “residential” PACE programs (as opposed to the commercial programs) were put on hold as a result of a directive in 2011 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refrain from purchasing mortgage loans secured by single family properties with outstanding PACE obligations. I was asked recently to recommend how PACE in Maryland could be improved.