Tag Archives: David Troy

Baltimore’s rough year, in context

Baltimore has its pains, but we're not as far adrift as many think. We just need to begin to think much more clearly about what it will take to jumpstart investment, both from the private sector and from the state and federal government.

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How greater civic engagement can get us the Maryland we want

There’s a lot of talk in business circles about whether our state promotes a “business-friendly climate,” or whether tax policy is favorable to keeping wealthy people in the state. Within the business community, how you feel about this issue has boiled down to a loosely partisan issue: Republicans generally feel we are taxing people too heavily and Democrats generally feel that our tax program is on the right course.

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How networks can help innovative ideas have sex in our minds

Every time you use a networked computer, you can thank Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet — the predecessor to WiFi and the foundation of the modern internet. Metcalfe knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, innovation and investing as well. He is the founder of 3Com, one of the most successful technology companies of the last 30 years.

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The new GBTC and what it means for the Baltimore tech community

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For the last 15 years, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC, or in its latest incarnation, gb.tc) has done much to amplify Baltimore’s technology industry. From 1999 to 2005, GBTC pioneered a variety of innovative programs that helped connect, amplify and celebrate the spirit of innovation embodied by the region’s technology companies under the leadership of executive director Penny Lewandowski.

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