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By a Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1995
Howard County's business community has been asked to give $1 million over the next five years to the county Economic Development Authority to promote local economic development, business and county officials said yesterday.Organizers say the authority, a public-private partnership promoting economic development, would use the money to attract and retain medical, health-related and high-tech business and to expand county programs aimed at luring international businesses.The authority would spend about $580,000 of the $1 million to attract new businesses to the county.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Baltimore County's head of economic development has resigned, county officials confirmed Tuesday. Daniel C. Gundersen turned in his resignation Monday and did not specify a reason, spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said. Gundersen had been on leave for about a month. In an email to The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, he said that a "big part of my job was to help the county gain traction. " "With that done, it just feels like the right time for me to move on," Gundersen wrote. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appointed Gundersen, a former commissioner of New York state's Department of Economic Development, in 2011.
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NEWS
December 28, 1997
The Taneytown Bank & Trust Co. has formed a Westminster advisory board to provide advice and direction to business development in the community.The five appointees are:Richard L. Hull, president of Carroll Land Services Inc. and chairman of the Planning and Zoning and Public Works committees of the Homebuilders Association of Maryland/Carroll County.E. Suzan Miller, a Westminster attorney who is a director on the board of Carroll County Health Services Corp. and the Tourism Council of Carroll County.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
The Howard County Economic Development Authority announces new board officers elected for a two-year term as of July 1. William Erskine was elected chairman and Elaine Brown was elected treasurer/secretary Erskine is an attorney for Offit Kurman, specializing in business and real estate law. His previous position on the board was treasurer/secretary. Brown, the CFO of Applied Defense Solutions, takes her first leadership position on the EDA board. Prior Board Chair Cathy Ward, of Corporate Office Properties Trust, will continue to serve as a board member.
NEWS
July 27, 2008
United Way honors businessman United Way of Central Maryland has honored George T. Heidelmaier Jr. with the Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award for his work on the United Way of Central Maryland Community Partnership of Harford County. Heidelmaier is president of It's PayDay in Bel Air. As a two-time chair of the Harford County United Way campaign and member of the partnership board, he has attracted new volunteers and re-energized the board, the organization said. The award, named after Bernard Cook, a 15-year volunteer with the organization, recognizes community volunteers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in United Way activities.
NEWS
May 25, 1994
Now that the Carroll County commissioners have decided to hire a full-time economic development director, they should not restrict their search to the confines of the county. Considering that this job is one of the most important posts in county government, they should cast a wide net and hire the most qualified candidate they can find.Economic development is the engine that drives virtually any municipality. Retaining existing businesses and attracting new ones has a direct bearing on the county's economic health and its livability.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
An Annapolis Junction manufacturer that sought Howard County's backing for a $900,000 state loan will receive the money to expand its business without the county's having to secure it.In an unusual move, Marble Source Unlimited, a manufacturer of natural stone products, will be allowed to borrow the money -- without county backing -- from the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO).That organization, established by the General Assembly 10 years ago to help businesses get state loans, will secure the loan itself.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1996
Local businesses interested in establishing relationships with minority and small businesses can meet potential clients at a business expo this week.The third annual Howard County Equal Business Opportunity Expo will be held 7: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Inn on Wincopin Circle. There is a $25 admission fee.The expo is sponsored by the county Economic Development Authority's Equal Business Opportunity Committee.County Executive Charles I. Ecker and the Economic Development Authority's chair, Donora Dingman, plan to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m.The expo is held "to link employers that, for whatever reason, want to offer procurement opportunities to the minority community," said Isabella Campolattaro, marketing and communications manager for the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | October 29, 1993
Carroll County's Office of Economic Development should have a new business development representative by the end of the year, the first county position to be created in about two years.The position, approved by the county commissioners a couple of weeks ago, was announced at the monthly Economic Development Commission meeting this week. Jimmie Saylor, Carroll's personnel director, said she expects the $27,000- to $28,000-a-year job to be filled by the end of the year.County Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said he and the other commissioners approved the position primarily because the Economic Development Commission's strategic plan recommended it. The commissioners approved the plan in June.
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By Donora L. Dingman | March 4, 1997
THIS LETTER is in response to the Feb. 18 editorial, "Ecker's record of accomplishment."I take exception to the assertion that "economic development has not prospered as much as it has in other metropolitan counties." This statement is not based on fact.Howard County leads the state of Maryland in job creation -- especially when compared with the metropolitan counties. According to the Maryland Industrial Profile issued in November by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, "From 1990 to 1995, Howard County registered the highest job gains."
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council on Thursday night appointed as its new county executive Howard County Economic Development Authority chief Laura Neuman, whose drive and business savvy got her a master's degree in business when she hadn't completed high school or college. Neuman, of Annapolis, is to be sworn in at 10 a.m. Friday, succeeding John R. Leopold, who resigned this month after a conviction for misconduct in office. "We live in an extraordinary country where a person like me from East Baltimore can have this opportunity," said Neuman, an Annapolis resident for more than two decades.
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October 15, 2012
Members of the Prince George's County Council and other county officials will bring a countywide town hall meeting to Laurel next week. "Growing Opportunities in Prince George's County," an economic development town hall meeting, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel High, 8000 Cherry Lane. The meeting will include an economic development update from David Iannucci, the county's Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development; and Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Gwen McCall.
NEWS
July 27, 2008
United Way honors businessman United Way of Central Maryland has honored George T. Heidelmaier Jr. with the Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award for his work on the United Way of Central Maryland Community Partnership of Harford County. Heidelmaier is president of It's PayDay in Bel Air. As a two-time chair of the Harford County United Way campaign and member of the partnership board, he has attracted new volunteers and re-energized the board, the organization said. The award, named after Bernard Cook, a 15-year volunteer with the organization, recognizes community volunteers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in United Way activities.
BUSINESS
By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | February 8, 2007
The state's new economic development chief has seen the haves and have-nots of Maryland, having worked in that capacity in both Allegany and Montgomery counties. That's why David W. Edgerley is the right person for the job, say state officials and business leaders. "He's a true economic development professional," said Donald C. Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, which represents regional business and civic leaders. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Edgerley's appointment as secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development yesterday in Annapolis.
NEWS
By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | June 6, 2006
Maryland's top economic development official called on Harford County yesterday to pursue redevelopment in areas such as the U.S. 40 corridor - praising the transformation of a former shoe factory into an idyllic waterfront office park - while preserving agricultural land. Aris Melissaratos, secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development, said the county should seek "balanced growth" as it works to trade an image of warehousing and distribution for high-tech companies that will support the military of the future.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2004
John T. Lyburn Jr., who led Carroll County's efforts to attract and retain businesses for 10 years, will step down as the county's economic development director at the end of next month. Lyburn said Friday that he is resigning to pursue his goal of opening a commercial development and real estate business in Westminster. His resignation becomes effective Aug. 1 so that he can wrap up some projects, he said. "I'm sad about leaving people I worked with, but I'm excited about the opportunity to start my own business," Lyburn said.
NEWS
November 12, 1997
THE COUNTY that leads the state in job growth can do a better job of attracting businesses. It is not enough that Howard has a generally positive track record for economic development. Its commercial tax base lags behind goals set by County Executive Charles I. Ecker. Outside firms looking to relocate may never notice Howard County on a Maryland map, let alone learn about its virtues.Two reports released five weeks apart tell how the county can be discovered by companies that would thrive there.
NEWS
September 11, 1996
SOME CARROLL TOWNS are complaining that they are ignored in county economic development promotion in order to benefit the Westminster area.While it's true that these municipalities lack industrial development, and suffer the effects of an eroding tax base, the problem in the county runs much deeper: Carroll as a whole has a painful lack of industrial/economic development. Westminster is not lapping up all the gravy.After years of simply toying with economic development, the county committed funds and a full-time director to the job of promoting it. The full fruits of that new effort remain to be tasted.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Hyde is indicted on child abuse, sex offense charges Former Carroll County schools Superintendent William H. Hyde, who was arrested last month and charged with molesting a young girl, was indicted on similar charges yesterday by a county grand jury. Hyde, 61, was indicted on one count of felony child abuse, punishable by up to 15 years in prison; third- and fourth-degree sex offenses; and second-degree assault, according to court records. The offenses are alleged to have takenplace in July, according to the records.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2002
At the urging of Commissioner Donald I. Dell, Carroll's economic development department will consider changing its status from a public agency to a private entity that would have more direct authority, with added flexibility and efficiency. The Economic Development Commission, which reports to the county, appointed five of its members to a committee yesterday that will study the creation of a public-private partnership. The commissioners are here this morning and then away on other business," said Dell.
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