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Washington County Visits More Than 35 Local Businesses Through Weekly Outreach

County recognizes efforts during Maryland’s Economic Development Week.


Hagerstown, MD (October 16, 2012) – The week of October 15 – 19, 2012, has been deemed Economic Development Week, in the State of Maryland. Today, the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County recognized the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) for its initiative and efforts in reaching out to the local business community.  The Board of Commissioners, the EDC, and other County staff have visited over 35 companies in recent months through which the County has gained a better understanding and insight of many companies’ accomplishments and challenges.  Visits planned during this week include tours of Automated Office Equipment and G.A. Miller Lumber Company, which, established in 1876, is one of Washington County’s oldest companies.



Through the on-site visits, the County and the EDC have assisted several businesses.  Specific examples include the following:

  • Connecting with State representatives to potentially expand businesses’

             International market presence,

  • Assisting in identifying and locating expansion space,
  • Providing additional information on available tax credits,
  • Assisting a business in its vision to acquire additional operations,
  • Explaining how to help reduce energy bills through the State’s Energy Efficiency Workshops.


Schedule a Visit

Business visits are typically scheduled for Thursdays of each week. Washington County would like to tour more area businesses and discuss items to include: expansion plans, use of local vendors, strengths/weaknesses of Washington County’s business environment, State and local regulatory issues, and workforce issues.  The goal is to identify solutions to employer needs and to collaborate on ideas to make Washington County the best place to do business. 


To schedule a business visit with Washington County, please contact the EDC at 240-313-2280 or

100 W Washington St., Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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