From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. Prime business offices of Washington Harbor go on sale after a $50 million renovation on the office center. One real estate expert estimates it could go for as much as $400 million. The president of University of Maryland at Baltimore states the legislative items most important to him in the coming year including the University System of Maryland budget, which includes almost $5 billion for the university system. Google and Intuit holds a workshop in Roanoke aimed at getting small businesses with no internet standing online for the first time. Congressman Bob Goodlatte made a request to Google for such an event, to which Google responded to. A recent report by The Greater Baltimore Committee reveals why Virginia often outranks Maryland in business climate surveys. The report reveals that Maryland’s tax structure and other corporate regulations are a driving force behind their lacking performance. Gov. Martin O’Malley hires Jeani Park to lead his administrations efforts of a cyber security agenda. Park will also work with the National Institute of Standards in Technology in Gaithersburg to develop the National Cyber Center of Excellence. The Business Horizons Job Fair, a successful event for 30 years at Virginia Tech, has now expanded to the spring semester after organizers saw an increased interest from businesses.
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