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June 2011

June 30, 2011
Hagerstown Premium Outlets is pleased to welcome Longaberger Factory Store! Please join them for a ribbon cutting at 10 am Friday, July 8th.    Don't miss this fun-filled event to include: Ribbon Cutting hosted by CEO Tami Longaberger Basket making demonstrations, Signing by former Cleveland...
June 29, 2011
The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland (BCC) announced Sarah J. Lankford as the new Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs for Washington County Government effective July 1st. This public relations position was approved by the BCC as part of the county’s...
June 29, 2011
 The Maryland Theatre will host the first annual City Center Bike Night in conjunction with Greater Hagerstown Bike Week. Hagerstown will find itself host to motorcyclists from all around the country. During the week of July 14th - July 17th Hagerstown will join the fraternity of cities that hold...
June 28, 2011
Maryland's Biotech business cluster continues to expand westward along I-270 to find more cost effective locations to operate in and skilled workforce to utilize.  Hagerstown-Washington County is already home to many of Maryland's experienced life science professionals and has a well-established...
June 24, 2011
We will have a presence within the Maryland Pavilion at the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC from June 28th-30th.  We will be showcasing our biotech workforce development initiatives and start-up business support capabilities.  Folks from the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) will be...
June 24, 2011
AT the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC next week, the Hagerstown-Washington County EDC will be taking the first opportunity to introduce the creation of Maryland's newest hi-tech business park.  Currently called Mt. Aetna Farms, the 173-acre parcel was recently purchased by CHIEF,...
June 23, 2011
The sixth annual Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Awards event was held in Cambridge, Maryland in early June.  The awards recognized outstanding efforts to attract new businesses, assist existing businesses, redevelop business districts, market communities and support workforce...
June 23, 2011
Leaving today on the first flight from Hagerstown Regional Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -- and then on to Lakeland (Orlando area), Florida.  Will be meeting with leaders in Lakeland and Polk County to figure out ways for our citizens to better enjoy both locales.  Fly Direct!
June 21, 2011
For the third straight year, a Washington County local Chef and local farmers will again be traveling to Annapolis to prepare local foods for the Governor.  Local Chef, Natoma “Cookie” Vargason of Cookies Cooking Company has created another exceptional main dish comprised of local ingredients and...
June 16, 2011
The Fort Detrick Alliance held a networking event at the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) last night.  We had a great turn out and the Merle S. Elliott Conference Center was the perfect venue.  The College got the opportunity to show case all of their STEM programs, including the ever growing...
June 15, 2011
According to real estate resource, Inman News, the Hagerstown-Martinsburg MSA market provides a rare window of opportunity for investors.  With lower real estate prices, investors can become involved with a community with an ideal location.  We are perfectly located at a strategic crossroads of...
June 10, 2011
I will be heading to South Carolina next week to meet with several national site location consultants and share with them the wonderful attributes of Hagerstown-Washington County, Maryland. This is one of our relationship-building efforts with the professionals who businesses hire to help them...
June 8, 2011
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a $600,000 grant to Washington County to construct an access road to the Mt. Aetna Farm Technology Park.  Construction of the road will open approximately 173-acres of the Technology Park for development and attract emerging technology businesses...
June 8, 2011
The EDC will be exhibiting at the conference - so we would love for you to stop by our booth! **FREE** Monday, June 13th, 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD To register and for additional details, click here.
June 7, 2011
During the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Annual Conference Awards Ceremony held in Cambridge, Maryland on Monday night, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) received the Economic Development Project/Program of the Year Award.  The MEDA Awards...
June 3, 2011
The weather in Hagerstown is beautiful -- and the music is going to be steaming!!!  Come downtown tonight, all-day Saturday, or Sunday in the City Park to enjoy all the Blues Fest has to offer.
June 3, 2011
Black Rock Golf Course, the #1 Municipal Golf Course in the State of Maryland, has partnered with the EDC to help give away a Round of Golf & Cart for a foursome.  To enter: "Like” us on our Facebook page by today at 12:00 p.m.  The winner will be announced this afternoon!  Good luck!
June 1, 2011
Technology Development Corporation of Maryland (TEDCO) Offers Working Capital Loan Fund TEDCO’s Working Capital Loan Fund is designed to provide loans to small technology-related companies in Maryland, at any early stage of development. The loans are between $15,000 and $50,000 with low interest...
June 1, 2011
For good things to eat and local produce, please visit: Washington County Farmers Market - "A Producers Only Market" TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Visit Every Wednesday at the Elks Club Located across from Robinwood Professional Medical Center 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown 3:00 to 6:00 pm...
June 1, 2011
We delivered our annual Economic Update to over 90 Chamber members this morning.  We will be uploading the PowerPoint presentation to our website later today. Also, we are giving away a Round of Golf & Cart for a foursome at the award winning Black Rock Golf Course.  To enter: "Like" us on our...

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