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July 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Ranks Third Worst State to Start A Business

In a new study conducted by WalletHub, analysts took a look at 2017’s best and worst states to start a business and Maryland ranks number 47, making it the third worst state to start a business. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 20 key indicators of startup success to determine the best states to […]

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May 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Discusses Diverse City Ranking with CNN Host (VIDEO)

The City of Gaithersburg continues to gain national attention for its high ranking in WalletHub’s reports of “Most Culturally Diverse Cities” in America. The study, which recently compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities, determines its rankings on key factors such as ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. In 2017, Gaithersburg ranked third. […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Churchill High School

Churchill High School Makes Top 100 Schools in the Country List

Winston Churchill High School has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  The Montgomery County school is number 75 on the annual list that ranks schools on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. These rankings identify the top-performing […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Innovative State

In a new study by WalletHub, Maryland is ranked second most innovative state. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states across two key factors including human capital and the innovation environment. “Innovation is a huge driver of the state’s economy,” Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst said. “Innovative states are economically successful states.” Maryland also ranked third in highest share of […]

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Ranks 19th Happiest Place in America

There’s a new study out that looks at happiness in counties across America, and Montgomery County ranks 19th in the 2016 SmartAsset.com study, which is out this month. When it comes to the happiest places, Loudoun County, Virginia and Fairfax County, Virginia are ranked number one and two, respectively. This is the second year in […]

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April 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Website Ranks Chevy Chase Snobbiest Small Town in America

The town of Chevy Chase is the snobbiest small town in America and the neighboring tiny town of Somerset is right behind it, according to the website AreaVibes.com. The website used criteria such as median home price, median household income, percent of population with a college degree, private schools per capita, theaters per capita, and […]

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