Maryland offering business intelligence tool to small business owners | Business

ANNAPOLIS — The State of Maryland’s Procurement Forecast for Fiscal Year 2021 is now available on the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs website.

The database provides insights on projected opportunities that are expected to be advertised or awarded through June 30, 2021.

“This is a powerful business intelligence tool for small, minority, women, and veteran business owners,” said Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

“It provides insight on what is likely to be coming down the pipeline, yet many entrepreneurs don’t even know it exists.”

The forecast identifies both new and recurring purchases of $100,000 or greater on projected opportunities in the current fiscal year. This includes task orders issued under master contracts.

As an added feature and since small businesses are often seeking contracting opportunities below the mandated $100,000 threshold, many state agencies also included information

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Plymouth Industrial REIT Announces Proposed Offering of 5,750,000 Shares of Common Stock

Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE: PLYM) (the “Company”) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 5,750,000 shares of its common stock. Plymouth intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 862,500 shares of its common stock. Plymouth intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund acquisitions, including certain industrial properties under contract, and for working capital and other general purposes, including to repay outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility.

Barclays, KeyBanc Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.; KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 127 Public Square, 4th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, or by telephone at (800) 859-1783; BMO Capital Markets, 3 Times Square, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10036, Attention: Syndicate Department, Telephone: (800) 414-3627, or by email at

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