Kavita Verma, director of Business Attraction and Recruitment for the Maryland Department of Commerce, has joined the Merrick School of Business Dean's Advisory Council. She joins 29 other board members, largely based in the Baltimore-Washington region, in serving the school as advisers, advocates and mentors.
Despite reporting declining revenue, Maryland businesses say they remain optimistic about their future growth. That is one finding in the latest Maryland Business Climate Survey, which measured local business sentiment in the second quarter of 2019.
The University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland have been selected to host the 2021 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Annual Meeting in Baltimore. This worldwide gathering of experts, representing higher education and its connections to policymakers, business leaders and consumer interests, is designed to "advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role" of university-based centers where entrepreneurship is taught and nurtured.
In an analysis of the social and economic problems that persist in Baltimore, The Economist quotes Seema Iyer, associate director and research assistant professor for the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute, home of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. Iyer says the city is lagging in any number of modern systems, like fast broadband and stable water pipes, that make life easier.
Roberto Cavazos, Executive in Residence at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and a veteran economic analyst with extensive experience in financial, data and health care fraud, says the growing "influencer" sector of marketing and promotion is an exciting development with great potential - but fraud is a serious problem that is costing companies billions.