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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

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.

Governor Visits VT Industries in Western MD

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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.

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

Dot Foods Inc. hosting job fair in Williamsport

General Manager Brian Duffield said the company is seeking candidates to fill about 55 positions

By C.J. LOVELACE
cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com
March 28, 2012

Dot Foods, Inc. — the leading food redistributor in the nation — is hosting a job fair Saturday at its Williamsport, Md., warehouse to help fill more than 50 full- and part-time positions, a company official said.

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

Two new incentive programs help to make way for new office building

February 25, 2012, Herald-Mail | By JULIE E. GREENE

The center of what once was the Martin’s Food Market at Fountainhead Plaza sat empty for more than three years before it was demolished this winter to make way for a new free-standing office building that could open by the end of this year.

The space could have continued in its boarded-up status for another year if it weren’t for two new incentive programs that Washington County approved in recent months, said Asad Ghattas, who owns Fountainhead Plaza north of Hagerstown.

Maryland Tax Credit for Businesses that Hire Veterans

MARYLAND TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE VETERANS

 Tax Incentive as High as $9,600 Per Veteran

Maryland businesses that are looking to take advantage of the expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is now available to businesses and certain tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans. The tax credit is included in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which  provides veterans with job training and education while encouraging businesses to hire disabled and unemployed veterans.  

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