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DBED officials mark Maryland Economic Development Week [Links Roundup]

Also: Why startups shouldn't just jump at a funding offer.

DBED Secretary Dominick Murray. (Photo by Jay Baker)

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DBED celebrates Maryland Economic Development Week [MDBIZ News]: “For three consecutive years, Maryland has been named No. 1 in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Additional indicators—including job growth and increased exports—also help tell the story of economic development throughout the State.”

Citelighter’s solution for Common Core is a hit with schools, investors [Baltimore Business Journal]: “Teachers across the country are pulling their hair out trying to figure out how their students will meet new federal education standards called Common Core. Students and school administrators alike have struggled with the federal rules, which set a high bar for what students must know by the end of the year.”
Why startups shouldn’t just take money from anyone who’s offering it [Baltimore Business Journal]: “Entrepreneurs need to make smart decisions about who to take money from — and how much — without spending too much time with potential investors. Time spent knocking on doors, looking for cash is time away from building your company and its product.”

Companies: Maryland Department of Commerce / Citelighter

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