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MD Ranks 7th for Growth in Women-Owned Firms

A report commissioned by American Express OPEN ranked Maryland 7th among states with the most growth in the number of women-owned firms and their economic clout between 1997 and 2012. Among cities, the report put Baltimore tied for 4th, with Washington, D.C., 1st.  The report estimates there are 194,900 women-owned firms in Maryland in 2012, with 175,000 employees and $25.4 billion in sales.

Washington County’s Average Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

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Washington County’s Average Unemployment Rate Remains Steady
Since January of 2012, over 1,250 people are back to work

Washington County’s Average Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

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Washington County’s Average Unemployment Rate Remains Steady
Since January of 2012, over 1,250 people are back to work

PenMar Development Corporation Resumes Ownership of Former Fort Ritchie Military Base

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Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) transfers ownership of the 591-acre property to PenMar Development Corporation for redevelopment of the site to create jobs and enhance the community.

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.

ALLEGIANT CELEBRATES INAUGURAL FLIGHT BETWEEN HAGERSTOWN, MD AND ORLANDO

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop flights between Hagerstown, Md. and Orlando, Fla. via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $64.99* one way between the two cities, as well as offer travelers hotel and air packages as low as $223* per person for 3 nights at the International Palms Orlando.

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

Opening-day participation strong for Allegiant Air

By ANDREW SCHOTZ
May 25, 2012
 
Allegiant Air on Friday began a new chapter of commercial service between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Orlando, Fla.

Opening-day participation was strong, with the first flight from Orlando to Hagerstown about 85 percent full, which airport Director Phil Ridenour called unusually good.

Then, the first flight leaving Hagerstown was even more crowded. Shortly before it left, Ridenour said 145 of the 150 seats had been sold...

...In March 2012, Allegiant announced it would return to Hagerstown.

MIKULSKI ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVAL TO EXPAND MANUFACTURE OF BORDER PATROL AIRCRAFT IN HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND

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May 22, 2012

‘Appropriation bills are jobs bills, important for Maryland and our country,’ says Mikulski

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced that she secured $43 million to expand the manufacture of Multirole Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) used to protect our borders by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Air and Marine Program.  Further funding the manufacturing of this important aircraft will create or save hundreds of jobs in Northern Maryland.

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.

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