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Nasa's Commercial Crew Partner Sierra Nevada Completes Dream Chaser Flight Test Milestone

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems successfully completed a "captive carry test" of its full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Awards $50,000 to Washington County for Economic Development Plan

Baltimore, MD (May 15, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) today announced that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation to help develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP). The plan, expected to be completed by November, will help expand Washington County’s economic base by guiding smart investments, attracting new businesses and creating jobs to ensure high-paying jobs for future generations.

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Wind Tunnel Tests Completed On Dream Chaser Orbital Crew Vehicle

Wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle has been completed in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics of the Dream Chaser lifting body vehicle during the approach and landing phase of flight. This information will assist Sierra Nevada Corporation engineers in preparing for the Dream Chaser vehicle’s first free flight test scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

Potomac Edison and Aircon Engineering Present: HVAC Rebates and Incentives Seminar

Are you a Maryland business customer of Potomac Edison who is interested in installing high efficiency HVAC? Join us at an event in Hagerstown on May 10 as we update you on Potomac Edison’s new HVAC Incentive Program in Maryland.

Free Open Forum on Small Business – April 23

Governor’s Commission on Small Business Town Hall Meeting

April 23, 2012 | 10 a.m – 1p.m.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD

“Celebration of Business” an Annual Appreciation Event

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) will honor the local business and industrial community Tuesday, April 17 at the Celebration of Business 2012.This event, by invitation only, will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning with a VIP Reception hosted by Volvo Powertrain at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the program.

HCC partners with High Rock to host annual marketing summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2012

(Hagerstown, Md.)— The Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College is partnering with High Rock in Hagerstown to host the 2012 High Rock Marketing Summit on Fri., April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Free Open Forum on Small Business - April 23

Governor's Commission on Small Business Town Hall Meeting

April 23, 2012 | 10 a.m - 1p.m.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE $50,000 TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS IN WASHINGTON CO., MD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
February 22, 2012

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE $50,000 TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS IN WASHINGTON CO.

Washington County Receives Broadband Grant

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $50,000 grant for the Washington County Board of Commissioners’ broadband impact study. Currently, 79 percent of Washington County lacks adequate broadband Internet service because incumbent service providers have not invested the financial resources necessary to expand capacity. The lack of broadband Internet access in Washington County impacts the community in education, economic development, and community support services like public safety and emergency services.

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