January 21, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun.
Hoping to spur jobs, innovation and economic growth, Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to tap tax revenue to invest $100 million in fledgling technology, life sciences and other companies across the state.
O’Malley, a Democrat, plans to unveil details of the “Invest Maryland” program Monday as a centerpiece of his economic agenda in this year’s General Assembly session. The state would invest in small businesses and start-up companies — partially through the dormant Maryland Venture Fund — and would reap both the risks and rewards.