Business, Health, Sci-Tech

MilliporeSigma expanding biosafety testing in Maryland, adding 500 new jobs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that MilliporeSigma, an international biosciences company, is growing its presence in Maryland with a $286 million investment in Montgomery County to expand its biosafety testing capacity. The company, known locally as BioReliance Corporation, currently has five locations in Rockville and is planning to consolidate in a new 250,000-square-foot facility at 9820 Darnestown Road …


Business, Politics

Maryland tourism continues strong recovery, reports increases in visitors and spending

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that, according to an economic impact report released by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the state’s tourism industry is continuing a strong recovery, recapturing nearly 90% of pre-pandemic visitor spending. In addition, the state reported increases over pre-pandemic levels in the key sectors of lodging and restaurants. The state continues to experience a strong …


Governor Hogan proclaims Walktober 2022, encourages Marylanders to walk for health, recreation, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Noting the benefits to health and well-being that come from walking—Maryland’s official state exercise—Governor Larry Hogan this week issued a proclamation recognizing the third annual statewide celebration of Walktober, including a month-long schedule of events and webinars. The governor also noted that this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, is annual Walk Maryland Day and encouraged residents to walk for health, …

Governor Hogan to lead economic development mission to Korea, Japan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan will lead an economic development mission to Asia from September 12-24, 2022, with diplomatic engagements and economic announcements in Korea and Japan. “Our very first overseas trade mission in 2015 included stops in Korea and Japan, and we are proud that for the final economic development mission of our administration, we are further strengthening ties with …

Paramount+ original series ‘Lioness’ to be filmed in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the new Paramount+ original series Lioness will be filmed in Maryland. The production is scheduled to film throughout the state, including tentative locations in both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan suburbs, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. It will be produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios. “We are excited …

Governor Hogan proclaims September as 4th annual International Underground Railroad Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week proclaimed September 2022 as the 4th annual International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The month acknowledges the significance of the Underground Railroad, and all those involved, for its contribution to the eradication of slavery in the United States and as a cornerstone for the more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed. Maryland also continues …

Governor Hogan announces launch of applications for Maryland’s Global Gateway Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that applications for the new Maryland Global Gateway program are now available. At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland earlier this year, the governor announced an inaugural $2 million investment in this innovative program, which helps attract more international businesses and eases their transition into the U.S. market by connecting them with local …

Governor Hogan announces Maryland’s State Small Business Credit Initiative programs now open

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced Maryland programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) are open. Up to $198 million in federal small business relief is being administered by three state agencies: the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). These agencies will …