Washington County is the hub of the regional economy and draws its workforce from counties within the Maryland/Pennsylvania/West Virginia tri-state region. With a combined labor force of 400,000 highly skilled and educated workers, this is an incredible opportunity for incoming businesses and those looking to expand.
People are moving to Washington County for its employment opportunities, world-class educational system, and excellent quality of life. With a net increase of 1,000 people, Washington County ranks first in Maryland for the largest total migration increase according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2007 Statistics. The population of the county is 147,430 and is projected to grow to 160,300 by 2020, according to the Maryland Department of Planning.