Maryland Department of Commerce Business Pulse – May 3, 2018

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MIKE’S MESSAGE:
This week is National Small Business Week, a time to honor the companies that make up 99 percent of Maryland businesses. There are plenty of ways to show support – start by choosing a family-owned landscaper for your spring gardening project, or shopping small at a locally-owned store for an upcoming graduation gift.
Top Story - Howard County breaks ground on Merriweather District
  A very merry Maryland Mother’s Day
  Local gift ideas for the Maryland mom More
  State leads delegation to Expo Seguridad in Mexico City More
  International cybersecurity companies vie for iCyberCenter spots More
  Maryland’s national parks generate $234 million More
  Tech company of the week: Trinity Cyber More
  Maryland ranks #1 in U.S. for minority and women businesses ownership
  Hundreds explore career options at Herald-Mail job fair
Governor tours Lockheed Martin - Last week, Governor Hogan toured Lockheed Martin's Middle River facility and presented the company with a Maryland flag. Read more. Defense Diversification Assistance - Are you a defense contractor interested in growing your business to new markets in the U.S. or overseas? You may be eligible for training opportunities. Read more.
MAY
15
JOINT BASE ANDREWS: Small Business Summit Attend
MAY
16
LUTHERVILLE: Maryland’s 3D Medical Revolution Attend
JUNE
10-13
OCEAN CITY: MML Summer Conference Attend
JUNE
13
FREDERICK: Technology Showcase