Canton Crossing opening set for Oct. 8

The Shops at Canton Crossing will open for business Oct. 8, the project's developers said Wednesday. The shopping center on Boston Street in Canton, anchored by grocer Harris Teeter and Target, has been under construction for just over a year and is one of the city's largest new retail developments. (Balt. Sun)

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Cecil County lighting maker brings manufacturing back home

A Cecil County lighting company is taking cues from the good old days to propel its growth. North East-based i-lighting has opened a new 4,650-square-foot manufacturing building to bring production of its lighting circuit boards in-house, instead of outsourcing to China as the company had previously done. CEO Scott Holland is counting on the efficiency of in-house manufacturing and a renewed focus on customer service to help double the company’s business over the next year. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland ranks 18th for business on new Forbes list

Maryland dropped two spots on a new Forbes list of the best states in the U.S. for business. The publication ranked the state No. 18, down from 16th in 2012. Forbes said Maryland's labor costs are the second highest in the country, behind only Massachusetts. But the magazine notes that employers are willing to pay to gain access to Maryland's educated workforce and Johns Hopkins University, one of the top research institutions in the country. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Salt restaurant owners plan new Locust Point eatery

Locust Point is about to get a taste of salt. The owners of the Upper Fells Point restaurant Salt has reached a deal to buy a building at 1157 Haubert St. — where the bar called The House currently operates. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Under Armour looks to grow in China through new 'experience' store

Imagine walking into an athletic apparel shop and being surrounded by the sights and sounds of exercise instead of shoes, shirts and sports gear. That’s what Under Armour is bringing to its newest store in China. Called the “Under Armour Experience,” the new shop is set to open in October. A 270-degree screen at the Shanghai store will broadcast to patrons what it feels like to train as an athlete — an unfamiliar experience for many in the fast-growing country. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Deal by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker will keep developer Bozzuto Group in Greenbelt

Prince George’s County officials have approved a $1.5 million subsidy package that will keep the headquarters of homebuilder Bozzuto Group and about 280 employees in the county. The incentives include $500,000 from the county’s $50 million economic development fund, the largest investment from the fund since it was created two years ago. (Wash. Post)

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TARP was good coverage, Baltimore bankers say

Samantha McLemore calls it “the most successful government program that everyone hates.” The Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program turns 5 Oct. 3. Some critics blasted the program as a bailout of Wall Street and the auto makers at a time when Main Street was suffering. But McLemore and other Baltimore-area banking and financial experts say the program shored up confidence in the U.S. banking system at a time when many feared the economy was headed for a collapse. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Oliver Breweries plans new production space in Northeast Baltimore

Oliver Breweries, owner of the Pratt Street Ale House, plans to open a production facility in Northeast Baltimore by spring 2014. Justin Dvorkin, co-owner of Oliver Breweries, said he has acquired a 12,000-square-foot warehouse at 4216 Shannon Drive off Sinclair Lane near Herring Run. The building was previously home to a Reddy Ice distribution facility. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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