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BRAC & Defense

Soldiers salute at Fort George G Meade
Soldiers salute at Fort George G Meade
The federally mandated Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) puts Baltimore at the center of an economic region expected to grow by at more than 50,000 jobs in the next few years. Mid-distance between Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, the influx of new military personnel, their families and military contractors, the city will experience both the financial, cultural, logistical benefits and challenges of welcoming the many new residents and businesses that will move to the Greater Baltimore Area.

BRAC & Defense Features

Don't Break the Bank: Nonprofit Teaches Kids to Manage Money

A new state mandate now requires Maryland schools to teach financial literacy. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is leading the way with programs that teach students how to manage credit card debt and live within their means.

Innovation and Economic Impact at Maryland's Military Facilities

BRAC is coming, and with it a significant impact on Maryland's economy. In this video we take a look at the role military facilities play in keeping the state moving forward.

What cyber means in Baltimore

Over the past decade, "cyber" has become a catch-all term stuck in front of anything remotely related to IT or Internet technologies. It's come to mean everything but define nothing. That got us wondering what "cyber" really means in the Greater Baltimore Area. Here's what we found out.

Securing the Future - Maryland's Cyber Tech Scene

Is it Maryland's location? It's universities or colleges? It's skilled workforce? Or the innovative spirit of its leaders and entrepreneurs? Just what makes Maryland a burgeoning hub for cyber security firms?

Getting BRAC on the Road

The Fed's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program will bring an economic boom to the Greater Baltimore area with 40,000 new jobs at local bases, and new gigs created by government contractors. More jobs mean more cars on Maryland roads. So, what're state and local agencies doing to avoid a traffic jam?
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