The Greater Washington Partnership — a group of high-profile CEOs representing the Baltimore-Washington-Richmond corridor — is out with its long-bandied report on how to pull the three cities together into a powerful super region with an emphasis on improving transportation. … Read more at the Washington Business Journal.



Verizon Launching 5G First Responder Lab

Verizon, in partnership with Responder Corp., is launching a 5G First Responder Lab. in D.C. Located within the communications giant’s recently opened 5G Lab in the District, the incubator will host 15 technologists as they develop public safety solutions over a year. … Read more at DC.



State Provides $5.4 Million in Support of Small Businesses

The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced that 12 small and minority-owned businesses have received more than $5.4 million in loans and lines of credit through the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA). The businesses will use the funding to support expansions, as well as for working capital and equipment purchases. … Read more at Open Maryland.



Hanover Cybersecurity Company Closes $37 Million Round

Dragos, a Hanover, Md.–based cybersecurity company focusing on industrial control systems, closed on $37 million in Series B funding, the company said Wednesday. The news was first reported by Fortune. … Read more at Baltimore.