Grumman layoffs a reflection on Md.'s business climate

October 24, 2011

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s plan to cut 800 jobs from its Linthicum-based Electronics Systems division is just another example in a long line of business decisions resulting from the manifest anti-business sentiment in Annapolis. Northrop Grumman is the largest private employer in Anne Arundel County but only the third largest employer overall. Guess who are 1 and 2?

As long as we continue to allow government, which advises, regulates, and plans and produces absolutely nothing, to interfere more and more in the sectors that actually produce jobs and economic growth, we can expect more of the same — businesses high-tailing it for friendlier environs.

Thomas F. McDonough

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