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A new video series produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. “Next Up Baltimore County” features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators.  

“Next Up Baltimore County’ looks at our business and educational communities and introduces viewers to diverse people, resources, and stories” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

Next Up: Advanced Manufacturing

The first edition of “Next Up,” highlights advanced manufacturing, maker spaces such as Fab Lab Baltimore, and schools and colleges in the make, learn and work movement.

  • Have an invention? Make it. Get involved with Fab Lab Baltimore, a maker space open to the public at CCBC Catonsville. Watch segment 
  • Cultivating Inventors Take an inside look at some of the impressive inventions being produced by Pikesville High School students. Watch segment 
  • Capturing the World in 3D  Find out how 3D scanning is being used for manufacturing, special effects and changing people’s lives. Michael Raphael, founder of Direct Dimensions, a global leader in 3D scanning, offers insight. Watch segment 
  • Fighting Cancer with Tiny Holes  Learn how tiny holes are helping in the fight against cancer. Mike Adelstein, founder of Potomoc Photonics, takes Next Up through his laboratory at bwtech@UMBC to see cutting edge laser technology at work. Watch segment  

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Next Up Baltimore County Playlist on YouTube.

In addition to online access, the program runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times:

  • Monday, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm 
  • Tuesday 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm 
  • Wednesday 9:00 pm 
  • Thursday 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 11:00 pm 
  •  Friday 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm  
  •  Saturday 9:00 am, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm 
  •  Sunday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 1:00 pm  

Baltimore County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in April, a positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction. The U.S. unemployment rate stands at 5%. 

“More and more Baltimore County residents continue to find jobs. This upward trend signals a strengthening local economy,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We also know these numbers mean there are still people in the county looking for work. Our workforce development counselors stand ready to help with their job search.”   

CVS Pharmacy is coming to downtown Towson.  The store will be at the center of downtown at Towson Commons, at the corner of York Road and Chesapeake Avenue.  The more than 9,000 square foot store will include a full service pharmacy, and a wide range of high quality health, beauty and personal care products.

Towson Commons“Downtown Towson has many amenities – shopping, restaurants, entertainment and parks. But for those who live, work and visit here, what’s missing has been the convenience of a pharmacy and drug store,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “CVS fills that need at Towson Commons. This is a prime retail location with a growing customer base. Over 3,000 new apartments and townhomes are built or under construction in downtown Towson.”

The new CVS Pharmacy is expected to open in fall 2016.

Retail-focused brokerage firm MFI Realty is the leasing agent for the 115,000 square feet of retail space at Towson Commons.  “Towson Commons is in the heart of a prestigious retail market with pent-up demand. We envision a mix of amenities to serve the many different customers in downtown Towson—residents, students, professionals and destination shoppers alike,” said Michael Stoltz, director of leasing for MFI Realty.

"CVS will fill a need in downtown Towson, which is growing with new homes, restaurants and other businesses.  It will occupy a long-vacant corner and help bookend the redeveloping Towson Commons complex,” said Councilman David Marks.

Downtown Towson has seen more than $1 billion in recent private investment, including more than 3,000 apartments and townhomes that have been recently built or are under construction. New residential projects include The Palisades, Promenade, Towson Green, The Flats at 703, Towson Mews, The Winthrop and Southerly Square, plus residential towers in the mixed-use Towson Row development.

More than 55,000 people live in greater Towson, with over 48,000 people working at companies including GBMC, General Dynamics, Goucher College, MileOne, Sheppard Pratt, Stanley Black & Decker, Towson University, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and Whiting Turner.


Revised April 6, 2016