Courtesy Citybizlist – When Kevin Kallaugher, a freelance cartoonist for The Economist for all of 35 years and currently at The Baltimore Sun, set out to produce a coffee-table book, he didn’t seek out a literary agent or publisher. Instead, on Jan. 14, he set up a project on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, aiming to raise a modest $20,000.
So, which states have best braved the five-year-old Great Recession — the most severe economic contraction the United States has experienced since the Great Depression?
Maryland was among the states that have been less successful in taming the recessionary conditions, ranked 35th in an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street. Current unemployment is at 6.7%, down 1.3 percentage points from the peak of 8%; and 2011 GDP growth was a mere 0.9%.
Courtesy Citybizlist – Brightside, a fashion boutique and tattoo art studio in Baltimore, is among “The 50 Coolest New Businesses in America,” according to a listing by Business Insider.
Courtesy Citybizlist – The national capital, Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami and Orlando are among the most dangerous cities in America, according to a report in Business Insider.
Maryland is the nation’s second best educated state with 36.9 percent of its population aged 25 or over holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, 24/7 Wall St. reported, citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s’ American Community Survey.