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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | December 2, 1990
Attending trade fairs in the region may be a good way to attract business to the county, James C. Threatte told members of the county's Economic Development Commission on Wednesday.Threatte, director of the county Department of Economic and Community Development, said he and staff member Eileen Fisher attended a biotechnology business fair Tuesday in Washington and talked with two companies that showed an interest in locating in the county."Technological industries are the future of Carroll County," he said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2001
Increases in funds are needed now for Carroll County's economic development and tourism efforts, according to Jack Lyburn, Carroll's director of economic development, which promotes the county to prospective businesses. Lyburn is seeking a $50,000 increase in his marketing and tourism budgets from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. "Our numbers are fine, but we need more money to go out" and try to attract visitors and new companies to Carroll, Lyburn said at a meeting of the county's economic development commission yesterday.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | September 8, 1993
Richard W. Story, a business development manager for a Towson design and construction contracting company, will head Howard County's Department of Economic Development.The Reisterstown resident, who has held management posts in other economic development offices in the region, will begin work Sept. 20, Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker said yesterday.The new director will be paid $69,436 a year."I'm pleased that our county could attract an individual with such a high degree of economic development experience," said Mr. Ecker, referring to Mr. Story's 14 years of experience in the field.
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July 26, 1999
ECONOMIC development credentials weren't what carried Janet S. Owens into the Anne Arundel County executive's seat last year. Her support for education and personable style were the main attractions for voters to choose her over an incumbent with a solid business track record.One of Ms. Owens' first acts, torpedoing an auto racetrack project, unsettled some who felt it could have been a major regional draw.More questions arose this month when the president of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1995
Baltimore County's efforts to attract and keep businesses and jobs should be led by a new, nonprofit corporation instead of TC government agency, according to a report commissioned by the county executive.The report calls for a vigorous public-private effort, a strong new marketing campaign and a pro-business make-over for county government.The report, prepared by a 23-member task force and released yesterday, is expected to be an economic blueprint for County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III.The executive told the group that its work would not be ignored.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2001
Increases in funds are needed now for Carroll County's economic development and tourism efforts, according to Jack Lyburn, Carroll's director of economic development, which promotes the county to prospective businesses. Lyburn is seeking a $50,000 increase in his marketing and tourism budgets from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. "Our numbers are fine, but we need more money to go out" and try to attract visitors and new companies to Carroll, Lyburn said at a meeting of the county's economic development commission yesterday.
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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 Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | December 8, 1991
The county commissioners, hoping to save money and boost business development in Carroll, are considering turning the Office of Economic Development over to the business community."
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August 11, 1992
Carroll County's commissioners may know how to save a dime, but it may, in the end, cost them more than a dollar. They have decided to save $47,240 by not filling the vacancy created when James C. Threatte resigned as economic development director. Instead, the three commissioners, led by Donald Dell, will make an economic development staffer, William E. Jenne, "manager" of the office and have him report to Robert A. "Max" Bair Jr., executive assistant to the commissioners. This jury-rigged structure is fraught with problems.
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July 26, 1999
ECONOMIC development credentials weren't what carried Janet S. Owens into the Anne Arundel County executive's seat last year. Her support for education and personable style were the main attractions for voters to choose her over an incumbent with a solid business track record.One of Ms. Owens' first acts, torpedoing an auto racetrack project, unsettled some who felt it could have been a major regional draw.More questions arose this month when the president of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1995
Baltimore County's efforts to attract and keep businesses and jobs should be led by a new, nonprofit corporation instead of TC government agency, according to a report commissioned by the county executive.The report calls for a vigorous public-private effort, a strong new marketing campaign and a pro-business make-over for county government.The report, prepared by a 23-member task force and released yesterday, is expected to be an economic blueprint for County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III.The executive told the group that its work would not be ignored.
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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 Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1994
Carroll County's attendance at a state-sponsored Preakness reception dropped from 10 to three overnight, just because the commissioners weren't impressed with the party's guest list.Board members voted Monday to purchase 10 $250 tickets to the May 21 Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development reception at the Preakness.The tickets were to be for the commissioners, the county's economic development administrator, Economic Development Commission President Paul D. Denton and their spouses.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | September 8, 1993
Richard W. Story, a business development manager for a Towson design and construction contracting company, will head Howard County's Department of Economic Development.The Reisterstown resident, who has held management posts in other economic development offices in the region, will begin work Sept. 20, Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker said yesterday.The new director will be paid $69,436 a year."I'm pleased that our county could attract an individual with such a high degree of economic development experience," said Mr. Ecker, referring to Mr. Story's 14 years of experience in the field.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | June 24, 1993
Carroll County's Economic Development Commission recommended yesterday that the county create "employment fTC campus zoning" suitable for offices and research facilities.However, the members expressed concern that the proposed zoning might be too restrictive for some developers and said that the campuses should be suggested uses for restricted industrial zoning.Employment campus zoning was initially suggested as a land use in the proposed Southwest Carroll master plan. Currently, light manufacturing and warehouse operations are placed within restricted industrial zones.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer Howard County's new economic development director sees his position as a natural progression from his 18 years' experience in private sector banking and real estate jobs | November 29, 1992
"I always felt I was performing economic development functions as a banker," says William H. Howard Jr., 42, who replaced Dyan Brasington earlier this month."It's a logical transfer of skills into the public sector."As an example, Mr. Howard describes his role as a First National Bank of Maryland vice president in helping to woo a Canadian auto parts manufacturer to Maryland to do business with General Motors. The company was considering locating in the South near other auto manufacturing plants, Mr. Howard says.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | June 24, 1993
Carroll County's Economic Development Commission recommended yesterday that the county create "employment fTC campus zoning" suitable for offices and research facilities.However, the members expressed concern that the proposed zoning might be too restrictive for some developers and said that the campuses should be suggested uses for restricted industrial zoning.Employment campus zoning was initially suggested as a land use in the proposed Southwest Carroll master plan. Currently, light manufacturing and warehouse operations are placed within restricted industrial zones.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1994
Carroll County's attendance at a state-sponsored Preakness reception dropped from 10 to three overnight, just because the commissioners weren't impressed with the party's guest list.Board members voted Monday to purchase 10 $250 tickets to the May 21 Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development reception at the Preakness.The tickets were to be for the commissioners, the county's economic development administrator, Economic Development Commission President Paul D. Denton and their spouses.
NEWS
August 11, 1992
Carroll County's commissioners may know how to save a dime, but it may, in the end, cost them more than a dollar. They have decided to save $47,240 by not filling the vacancy created when James C. Threatte resigned as economic development director. Instead, the three commissioners, led by Donald Dell, will make an economic development staffer, William E. Jenne, "manager" of the office and have him report to Robert A. "Max" Bair Jr., executive assistant to the commissioners. This jury-rigged structure is fraught with problems.
NEWS
July 8, 1992
Kenneth C. Nohe's short and troubled tenure as director of Baltimore County's Economic Development Commission came to a merciful end with his resignation last week.During his seven months in the job, Mr. Nohe exhibited more of a talent for generating controversy than for creating an economic vision. Indeed, if the brief Nohe era was not very substantive, it was at least interesting. Maybe too interesting.County business leaders followed Mr. Nohe's misadventures with no small amount of anxiety.
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