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May 2012

May 31, 2012
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....
May 29, 2012
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 25, 2012 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...
May 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Since February of 2012, over 1,000 people are back to work Hagerstown, MD (May 24, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) just released figures for the month of April indicating the unemployment rate is 8.0%, down from 8.6% in March.  This...
May 29, 2012
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...
May 23, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         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...
May 15, 2012
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...
May 14, 2012
   M A Y  1 4,  2 0 1 2 Gov. O'Malley visited VT Industries in Hagerstown on April 23 to tour the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and celebrate Maryland manufacturing. In 2010, VT announced it would close its Fine Laminate Countertop plant in Shelbyville, Ind., and move operations...
May 14, 2012
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...
May 3, 2012
By HEATHER KEELS May 2, 2012   Working proactively with existing businesses, targeting restrictive state regulations and formulating a  “capture strategy” to attract new companies are areas where Washington County officials hope to improve economic development efforts, speakers said Wednesday...
May 2, 2012
A Boonsboro business that specializes in finding ways to defeat improvised-explosive devices on the battlefield has been awarded a share of a $450,000 grant to continue its research, according to a state corporation. The Boonsboro-based ES&T Inc., and five other Maryland companies were awarded...
May 2, 2012
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...
May 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tom Bets the Farm Stables Grand Opening and Open House Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm FREE Event and Open to the Public Tom Bets the Farm Stable 5404 Mondell Road Sharpsburg, MD 21713 The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission,...
May 2, 2012
Developer says 'pad-ready' stimulus program and 'green building' tax credit helped 'seal the deal' By HEATHER KEELS - Herald-Mail heather.keels@herald-mail.com A 55,555 square-foot, three-story office building under construction at Fountainhead Plaza near Hagerstown is expected to be completed...
May 2, 2012
Comptroller Peter Franchot extended his sincere congratulations to Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Leslie Hart for her nomination for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.  Ms. Hart was nominated by Brien Poffenberger,...
May 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Educational Campaign on Safe and Sensible Structures Hagerstown, MD (May 2, 2012) – When you enter a house or building, most likely you assume it is safe and was properly constructed in accordance with building...

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