RESI in the News
Will Preakness Stakes Remain in Baltimore?, Baltimore Jewish Times, 05/12/2017
The 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course is in need of an estimated $250–$320 million renovation. Currently there is a debate over moving the Preakness from Pimlico Race Course to Laurel Park. Chief Economist for TU's Regional Economic Studies Institute, Daraius Irani, stated that a move to Laurel may attract less investment due to the lack of historical draw that Pimlico has enjoyed.
Maryland Defense Network Highlighted at Event, The Lexington Park Leader, 05/02/2017
While giving a demonstration of the Maryland Defense Network, John Stovall from the Maryland Department of Commerce, called the tool “the crown jewel of the state’s effort to identify the importance of defense” in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Commerce worked with TU's Regional Economics Studies Institute to develop the tool, which allows for mapping of the state’s defense supply chain.
Would-be Competitors Looking Forward to Guinness, WYPR, 04/27/2017
The prospect of Guinness opening a brewery and tap room in southwestern Baltimore County has competing craft breweries optimistic that “Guinness tourists” will increase business for all. Daraius Irani, chief economist at TU's Regional Economic Studies Institute, noted that restaurants cluster together in order to draw patrons to a common location, bolstering sales.