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In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   (0 Comments)
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In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun
Updated June 28, 2014


Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts.

But Silicon Valley's deals for two Columbia firms — the planned Micros Systems acquisition, announced last week, and Sourcefire last year — strike local entrepreneurs in an entirely different way.

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