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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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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Baltimore's Latino Economic Development Center will open a satellite office along Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday. The office, to be located in space donated by the Southeast Community Development Corporation, is being set up to provide support "to existing and potential immigrant business owners," according to a release from the mayor's office. The office will help those business owners and potential owners with loans, technical assistance and training, the release said.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | January 2, 1991
Despite a nearly stalled real estate market, the county economic development office was busier than usual the last two months of the year."We're seeing a pickup in activity because there's a perception that because the market is slowing down there are deals to be made on land and buildings," said William E. Jenne, business and industrialrepresentative for the Department of Economic and Community Development."
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
More than 300 people will lose jobs in Columbia with the shutdown of the Nielsen Audio call center, part of the consolidation of media ratings company Nielsen Holdings and former competitor Arbitron Inc., according to a notice filed with the state. The 325 job cuts, expected by the end of August, come on top of 333 layoffs announced last November at the former Arbitron headquarters. When Nielsen's $1.3 billion acquisition of Arbitron was announced in 2012, Arbitron employed nearly 1,000 full-time workers nationwide, including 640 full-time employees and 220 part-time workers in Columbia.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | August 26, 1993
Allegations that the county economic development office is in disarray because it can't seem to keep a director longer than TC few months are "100 percent wrong," County Executive Charles I. Ecker said yesterday."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2004
Carroll County's new director of economic development brings years of experience with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development to the job. Lawrence F. Twele, 38, a resident of Elkridge in Howard County, will join the county's staff next month, officials announced yesterday. "My main focus will be on business retention and on marketing Carroll County as the attractive destination that it is," Twele said yesterday. Since 1998, he has worked for the state, initially as director of the regional economic development office and more recently as senior business development specialist for the Greater Baltimore region.
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December 14, 2008
Howard Community College is looking for graduates and former students who have gone on to assume leadership roles or achieved professional excellence. The Development Office will accept nominations for this year's HCC Distinguished Alumni Awards program until March 1. HCC seeks nominations of graduates or former students who have earned 30 or more credits and distinction in areas such as business, community service, education, law, medicine or public service. Final candidates will be chosen on the basis of professional accomplishments, community leadership, continuing education, diversity of experience, interests and successes.
NEWS
June 20, 1992
It would be easy to blame Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker for the middling progress the county has made on the economic development front.But look at what Mr. Ecker had to work with.Under former County Executive Elizabeth Bobo, Howard's economic development office had been the county's step child; shunted aside, its missions given low priority. It was even consigned to a small house, far from government offices.Granted, those were different times. Ms. Bobo faced a snarling group of no-growth proponents.
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April 15, 2013
Dr. Christopher Dela Rosa has been appointed as chief information officer at Harford Community College. In this position, Dela Rosa will continue to provide leadership to staff and manage the day-to-day operations of Computing and Technology Services. Dela Rosa had been serving as interim vice president for information technology at Harford Community College since January. He served previously as associate vice president for information technology, director for information technology operations and manager of technology operations at Harford Community College.
NEWS
November 18, 1992
It may seem a bit of an exaggeration to label a span of only two years an "era," but that is what Howard County experienced in the tenure of recently departed economic development director Dyan Brasington.Ms. Brasington, who left last week to lead economic development efforts for the state of West Virginia, deserves credit for shepherding Howard County's business development office away from the step-child status it held when she came here from Montgomery County in 1990.The task of her successor, William H. Howard Jr., a former banking executive from Ellicott City, is far different.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | January 9, 2014
The team behind McHenry Row and Canton Crossing is planning offices for the Phillips Food headquarters and warehouse in Locust Point the group purchased in November. Mark Sapperstein's 28 Walker Development bought the 1215 East Fort Avenue site in November, said partner Abraham Rosenthal. The nine-plus acre property, which includes two buildings and housed a Coca-Cola bottling plant before Phillips, sold to MCS Fort Avenue LLC for $18.4 million, according to state records. "We like Locust Point a lot," said Rosenthal, noting a growing number of technology businesses and that the mixed-use McHenry Row project, close to the new property, has filled its 85,000-square feet of office space and found tenants for 98 percent of its retail and apartment spaces.  Under Armour, which currently leases the first floor of the Phillips headquarters building, is planning to add a second floor to its current footprint at the "Building 1" East Fort Avenue site, Rosenthal said.
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April 15, 2013
Dr. Christopher Dela Rosa has been appointed as chief information officer at Harford Community College. In this position, Dela Rosa will continue to provide leadership to staff and manage the day-to-day operations of Computing and Technology Services. Dela Rosa had been serving as interim vice president for information technology at Harford Community College since January. He served previously as associate vice president for information technology, director for information technology operations and manager of technology operations at Harford Community College.
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February 12, 2012
WESTMINSTER — The Board of County Commissioners announced this week that they'll reorganize the county's Department of Economic Development — and won't hire a replacement for former director Larry Twele, who resigned in July 2011. WESTMINSTER — The Board of County Commissioners announced on Feb. 9 that it will reorganize the county's Department of Economic Development — and won't hire a replacement for former director Larry Twele, who resigned in July 2011. On Feb. 9, the commissioners announced that instead of replacing Twele, who left to take a similar post in Howard County, the county will leave the directorship vacant and hire two administrators for the department — one to oversee day-to-day operations and be the coordinator of the new Carroll Business Path project; and other to be responsible for business retention and outreach.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2011
About 200 people shouted "Jobs! Jobs!" as they marched Tuesday through the streets of East Baltimore. Their voices grew louder and their numbers grew along the 10-block route to the headquarters of a nonprofit overseeing the $1.8 billion redevelopment of the area north of Johns Hopkins Hospital. They were orderly but vocal enough to bring people to their porch fronts. "If we don't work, nobody works!" became the rallying cry. 'We are out here fighting for construction jobs," said Richie Armstrong, an organizer with Community Services United, a coalition of local churches.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2011
Poultry company Allen Family Foods has laid off 28 employees at its Talbot County processing plant, the local economic development director said Monday. The layoffs in Cordova — near Easton — came Friday, said Paige Bethke, head of the county's economic development office. The company employed about 450 people there before the cuts. The Seaford, Del.-based Allen filed for bankruptcy protection in June and is awaiting an auction date to sell almost all its assets. The company blamed economic challenges, including a rapid increase in feed costs.
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By Jacques Kelly | April 5, 2010
Martha Leich Parkhurst, who founded the Baltimore Museum of Art's development office and was a voice for governmental arts support, died Tuesday of pneumonia at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. She was 97. Born Martha Leich in Evansville, Ind., she earned an economics degree at Wellesley College and worked for a Wall Street investment firm. She married her boss, Martin Pfahler. After his death a decade later, she married Baltimore attorney George V. Parkhurst. The couple lived for many years in Roland Park.
NEWS
May 12, 1994
For nearly two years, Carroll County's economic development office has lacked a full-time director, and it shows. During a period when other Baltimore metropolitan counties have been landing large projects, Carroll, by comparison, has little to show in the way of new enterprises or expansion of existing businesses. Economic development in the county deserves much more attention than it has been receiving.Without business and commercial growth, Carroll's homeowners are living on borrowed time.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2011
Poultry company Allen Family Foods has laid off 28 employees at its Talbot County processing plant, the local economic development director said Monday. The layoffs in Cordova — near Easton — came Friday, said Paige Bethke, head of the county's economic development office. The company employed about 450 people there before the cuts. The Seaford, Del.-based Allen filed for bankruptcy protection in June and is awaiting an auction date to sell almost all its assets. The company blamed economic challenges, including a rapid increase in feed costs.
NEWS
December 14, 2008
Howard Community College is looking for graduates and former students who have gone on to assume leadership roles or achieved professional excellence. The Development Office will accept nominations for this year's HCC Distinguished Alumni Awards program until March 1. HCC seeks nominations of graduates or former students who have earned 30 or more credits and distinction in areas such as business, community service, education, law, medicine or public service. Final candidates will be chosen on the basis of professional accomplishments, community leadership, continuing education, diversity of experience, interests and successes.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | February 19, 2006
William A. Badger Jr. had a premonition that Anne Arundel County was destined for business success, and he wanted to be a part of that future when he joined the county's economic development arm. More than a decade later, Badger - who is stepping down tomorrow as president and chief executive of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. - can look back on steady growth and a broadening of the county's economic base, including high-tech, defense and homeland security ventures. From 1999 to 2005, the county has netted more than 30,000 new jobs and $1.3 billion in capital investment.
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