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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.0%

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Since February of 2012, over 1,000 people are back to work

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.

Money to market Hagerstown airport tops county priorities for grant money

By HEATHER KEELS

May 8, 2012

Money to develop a marketing plan for Hagerstown Regional Airport will be the county’s top priority for grant funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday.

The project is one of six the commissioners agreed to submit for consideration for an anticipated $1.3 million to be distributed between three Western Maryland counties for fiscal 2013.

The county is seeking $75,000 in ARC funds for the marketing plan, or half of the $150,000 estimated cost.

Hagerstown, county tentatively agree on funding formula for new sports/events complex

By C.J. LOVELACE - Herald-Mail

cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com

The prospect of building a new multiuse sports and events center in downtown Hagerstown took another step forward Tuesday night.

In a joint meeting before a large crowd at City Hall, Washington County and city elected officials agreed on a potential funding model to build the $30-million facility that would be the new home of the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team.

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.

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

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

Western Maryland “Build Your Export Business” Seminar set for next week!

Build Your Export Business:  Washington County Seminar
• Discover various Federal, State and County export-related resources
• Hear from successful exporters and experts
• Learn how to help your business become export-ready

You're invited to the Western Maryland "Build Your Export Business" Seminar

Build Your Export Business:  Washington County Seminar
• Discover various Federal, State and County export-related resources
• Hear from successful exporters and experts
• Learn how to help your business become export-ready

March 20th, 2012

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Potomac Edison Corporate HQ
10802 Bowers Avenue
Williamsport, MD 21795

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.

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