Local News
Gov. Larry Hogan is continuing to fight to provide tax cuts and economic relief directly to those who desperately need it the most, unveiling a major proposal targeted to Maryland working families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more
Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co. confirmed that it has received a revised proposal from 40 North Management to acquire all outstanding shares of Grace for $65 per share in cash, subject to certain conditions. See the details
Enterprise Community Development (ECD) closed on financing last month for the preservation and modernization of Hickory Ridge Place, an existing apartment community located at Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Read more
As part of a new partnership, Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) and human-centered data and software consultancy, Mind Over Machines, will launch the Workforce Ascension and Enhancement series to provide the business community with the tools it needs to automate business processes and free up human capital. Learn more
Vision Technologies of Glen Burnie has been successfully reappraised at Level 3 of the new CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMI-SVC) version 2.0. More info
Allegiant Air will offer new nonstop seasonal service between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Punta Gorda, Fla., beginning May 27 and operate twice per week. Read more
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, has entered into an agreement with Atlanta-based InductiveHealth Informatics to facilitate access by additional state and local governments to the APL-developed Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics, or ESSENCE. Read about it
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Government News
The Department of the Army recently announced the winners of the 2020 Army Community Partnership Awards including the Central Maryland Chamber (CMC). Read more
Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new non-partisan citizen commission to remove partisan politics from redistricting and restore fairness and trust in the process. See the details
In response to the need for large-scale community COVID-19 vaccinations, the Howard County Health Department is working with Howard County government, partner agencies, volunteers and students to expand its vaccination workforce. Learn more
Citing continuing high COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization numbers, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman signed a new executive order, reinforcing the restrictions put in place in December. Find out more
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January 19, 2020