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Eye on the Economy: An Interactive Look at Maryland and the Regional Economy in March 2021

Interactive Look at Maryland and the Regional Economy

• The most recent jobs report showed that in March 2021, Maryland gained a total of 13,100 Total Nonfarm jobs.

• The official unemployment rate for Maryland held steady at 6.2 percent.

From Our Blog

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Band-Aid on a bullet hole: The eviction moratorium and housing crisis in the U.S.

The current eviction moratorium is a superficial solution to the U.S. housing crisis that could exacerbate wealth disparity in the country.


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A Quick Guide to the IRS Free File Program in 2021

The IRS has postponed the tax filing deadline to May 17. Here's a quick guide to stop taxing your wallet and file for free.


RESI in the News

Economist explains what withdrawal of US troops means for America's debt
WBAL TV 11, 4/15/2021

On Wednesday April 14, President Biden announced an end-date to America’s longest war. The President plans to pull the remaining 2,500 American troops out of Afghanistan in a measured and responsible manner beginning May 1, 2021. The war has gone on for nearly 20 years and cost the U.S. around $2 trillion. RESI Chief Economist Daraius Irani said that the war’s end does not also end the added debt to Americans. Irani said, “We never raised taxes to pay for the war, so we won't see a reduction on taxes just because the war is now ending.” He added that approximately 20,000 soldiers were wounded during the war and that some or most of those soldiers will have long-term health costs. In the end, Irani surmised, the U.S. has “$18 trillion in debt, so this is just $2 trillion of that.”

Upcoming TU Events

Three Universities Exchange: Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, April 27, 9–10 a.m. 

What are best practices for developing student entrepreneurship? What role do community partnerships and mentorship play in supporting entrepreneurship on campus? Join presidents, administrators, and faculty from three universities—Towson University, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, University of Banja Luka—with strong entrepreneurship programs for these answers.

Black Butterfly: A Conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, Community engagement, strengthening Black neighborhoods, and the role of higher education

Tuesday, May 4, 12–1:30 p.m.

Join Towson University for a unique conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, author of "The Black Butterfly," to explore racial equity in Baltimore City and to understand the role everyone has to play in making a real difference and strengthening Black neighborhoods. Everyone is invited to attend. Together we will explore how community engagement needs to transition to center and integrate racial equity.

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