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The Business Monthly was recognized for journalistic excellence by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association last week, during its annual awards competition. The awards honored The Business Monthly editorial, design, production and advertising staff. Read more
CoStar Group, which operates a large office in Columbia Gateway Business Park, announced plans to acquire Ten-X for $190 million in cash. Ten-X was launched in 2009 with the goal of providing a digital transaction platform for effectively liquidating the large volume of distressed commercial real estate assets that came on the market during The Great Recession.
BGE filed a multi-year customer relief and energy infrastructure investment plan with the Maryland Public Service Commission designed to aid in the region’s recovery from the pandemic and to continue improvements to the electric and natural gas systems serving 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. More
Government News
The federal government civilian and defense agencies are in full “buy now” mode as the second half of the federal fiscal year spending is magnified by the new needs for services and products related to COVID-19. Read more
The following information is regarding awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities. The website for each awardee is also provided.  See them
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger voted in favor of legislation providing another $3 trillion in emergency relief funding for COVID-19 testing and treatments, as well as critical aid to the state and local governments that are on the frontlines of the pandemic. Learn more
The U.S. Treasury and the Small Business Administration have released the application that borrowers must complete to have their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiven. The form includes detailed information about the costs that are eligible for forgiveness and instructions for calculating those costs. Details
The Howard County Health Department is in the process of hiring and onboarding contact tracers to add to its team of current and volunteer investigators. Read it
The Howard County Board of Education will apply to the Maryland State Board of Education for a waiver of five days of missed school. More
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May 19, 2020