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  1. Ruby Tuesday Opens New Restaurant in Randallstown

    Ruby Tuesday has opened its popular American casual dining restaurant in Randallstown.
    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:15:27 GMT
  2. Kamenetz Announces Acquisition of New Parkland in Granite Area

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that the County plans to acquire 258 acres of open space in the Granite area of Baltimore County for passive recreation.
    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:27:41 GMT
  3. County Announces Loans to Small, Minority and Women-Owned Companies from New Boost Fund

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the first three loans awarded from a new $1.5 million Baltimore County Boost Fund, a flexible financing resource for small, minority and women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:48:12 GMT

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  1. A capital idea for small business

    Will Anderson, Director
    Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development

    It’s a reality every small business owner faces. When your business plan says it’s time to take it to the next level, you discover that you need more trained workers, more space, and more capital.   As they say in that classic movie “who you gonna call?”

    The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development can help with free workforce recruitment and training, site searches for a new location, business and marketing plan development, and financing assistance. 

    OK, we got your attention with financing.

    Baltimore County can help you make the most of Enterprise Zone, commercial revitalization and job creation tax credits. But let’s focus on a new Baltimore County loan fund.

    The new Baltimore County Boost Fund offers flexible loans for small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The Boost Fund provides business loans for

    ·        Start-up and gap funding

    ·        Building and leasehold improvements

    ·        Business and equipment acquisition

    ·        Working capital

    ·        Commercial real estate acquisition

    The Boost Fund can lend qualified small businesses between $50,000 to $250,000, with a reduced down payment and interest rates set at or below market rates.  Payment plans are customized to meet your business cash flow needs.

    We have already made an impact with the Boost Fund. Here are a few examples.

    Michele's Granola is honored to be the one of the first recipients of Baltimore County's Boost Loan Fund. These funds will allow us to expand to a larger kitchen facility in Baltimore County and double production of our small batch granola products that will be available for wholesale distribution throughout the United States. We are proud to be a woman-owned business contributing to job creation and economic development in Baltimore County.

    Michele Tsucalas, President, Michele’s Granola

    A women-owned manufacturing company

    One of the greatest impediments to growth any business faces is access to capital.  With the Boost Loan program, Baltimore County clearly recognizes that expanding small businesses are vital to the local economy. We will use this loan to grow and make further contributions to the local economy.

    Barnett A. Carroll Jr., President, Aegis Mechanical Corporation

    A service disabled veteran-owned and minority certified business

    Baltimore County's new loan program has helped my husband and I renovate an older but full-of-character building. The funds are being used to build a new kitchen, renovate the bar, and revitalize an older dining area so we can bring some great food and service to Arbutus. Without Baltimore County and their loan program, we wouldn't be where we are with the renovations.

    Sharon Andrews, co-owner, Oak Creek Café

    A new business in the Arbutus Commercial Revitalization District

    For more information about additional financing programs, tax credits, recruiting workforce talent and other small business services, visit the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development at or call 410-887-8000.

    This could be the boost your company needs.

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:33:00 GMT
  2. Haunts and Harvests

    Jordan Fish, Baltimore County Tourism and Promotion

    With cooling temperatures and dramatic color-changing foliage, fall is a beautiful time to be in Baltimore County. Whether you're in search of the perfect pumpkin, freshly pressed apple cider, corn mazes, or spooky haunted attractions, there is something for everyone this season. Autumn in Baltimore County is also home to many great local events, with everything from concerts to wine tastings available right in your backyard.

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:46:00 GMT

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