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Maryland Legislation Seeks to Prevent Minority Contracting Fraud

A law that took effect Oct. 1 states that contractors who include minority-owned companies in bids for Maryland construction projects but don’t use those companies during the projects could be deemed felons, according to the Washington Business Journal. The legislation passed in the Maryland General Assembly during its spring 2009 session. The law imposes a maximum sentence of five years

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New Zoning Rules are Being Proposed for Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.’s zoning code is being updated, and new zoning rules are being proposed that would alter incentives for developers to bring housing, retail, parking and arts programming downtown, according to the Washington Business Journal. The D.C. Office of Planning is proposing the changes, which will be reviewed by the Zoning Commission; the regulations probably will not take effect for at

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Washington, D.C., Unemployment Rate Increases in September

The unemployment rate in the Washington, D.C., region increased from 6 percent in August to 6.2 percent in September, according to The Washington Post. The rate increased while area recruiters report employers are becoming more interested in hiring. Although Washington’s unemployment rate is below the national average, it still has increased significantly compared with one year ago, when the area’s unemployment

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Madison Square Garden seeks arena in Washington, D.C.

Various Washington, D.C., developers are trying to land a new entertainment venue under consideration by Madison Square Garden LP, New York, which owns the Madison Square Garden arena in New York, according to theWashington Business Journal. The 6,000-seat arena would require 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit. The company is most interested in a venue in downtown Washington,

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