Center Maryland: New study: there’s opportunity in middle-skill jobs

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on CenterMaryland.org on February 27, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Almost 36,000 new job hires for key middle-skill occupations are expected in the Baltimore region by 2020, according to a new study gauging occupational training opportunities in the region. Emerging middle-skill jobs, coupled...
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Medifast joins Waterfront Partnership to bring free fitness classes to the Inner Harbor

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Waterfront Wellness series returns to West Shore Park beginning May 23 Baltimore, Md. – Feb. 23, 2015 – Waterfront Partnership is pleased to announce Medifast, Inc., a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs based in Owings Mills, has signed...
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The Daily Record: Going to school on education cuts

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on February 20, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016 has triggered anguish and concern expressed by advocates in news reports and in media commentary over proposed cuts to state funding for education,...
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Center Maryland: Some education funding venting misses the point

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on CenterMaryland.org on February 20, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Baltimore City’s public schools are facing double-barreled deficit challenges that are raising a number of key issues related to education funding in the city. But the issue of tax incentives for commercial development...
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Center Maryland: Reforming Maryland’s redistricting process

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on CenterMaryland.org on February 13, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Leaders at the Greater Baltimore Committee agree that the Number One objective for strengthening Maryland’s business climate is to get the private sector and government on the same strategic page. While many business...
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GBC’s Education and Workforce Committee begins work to prepare students for tech careers

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The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Education and Workforce Committee began work on this year’s goal of identifying the gaps between academic training and workforce needs in the 3-D printing industry by getting baseline information about what is in place in the region. The committee is focused on 3-D printing as...
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