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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...
May 27, 2011
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May 27, 2011
"Introduction to Federal Contracting @ HCC" Presented by the Fort Detrick Business Development Office Contracting with the Federal Government has its own unique and complex rules, standards, problems, and hurdles.  It is the purpose of this class to equip businesses with the knowledge necessary...
May 25, 2011
Hagerstown is starting to heat up in preperation for Blues Fest 2011.   Held on the first weekend following Memorial Day (June 3-5), the Western Maryland Blues Fest serves up an annual community celebration centered around one of America's most enduring musical forms -- the blues. Set amidst raw-...
May 20, 2011
Maryland Solar, LLC publicly announced today that it will be building a 20-megawatt solar panel farm on state land near MCI-Hagerstown at an approximate cost of $70 million.  The owners plan to start construction by the end of the year and estimate the project will employ up to 125 workers during...
May 19, 2011
A subsidiary of Denver, CO-based Industrial Income Trust Inc. has agreed to acquire a 100 percent fee interest in the 171,000 square foot industrial building on 15.4 acres at 16604 Industrial Lane in Hagerstown, MD, from 16604 LLC.  Hagerstown Distribution Center II is 100 percent leased to Rust-...
May 17, 2011
Your business may be able to receive up to a 35% federal tax credit for employer sponsored health insurance.  In fact, 66,000 Maryland businesses are eligible for the program.  See how your business may qualify at smallbusinesstaxcredits.org.  The site will answer all your questions and even...
May 17, 2011
We already have some great results from our new Social Media Strategy.  Since April 1st: -          New blog has had 37 posts by staff members.  Click here to see the new blog.    -          New Facebook page has 36 "likes" (we would like more -- so please check it out:  Like on Facebook...
May 16, 2011
(Hagerstown, MD) – Searching for a particular business or industry in Washington County?  Looking for a concise and accurate picture of the local economy?  The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) provides this important information through two publications, the...
May 16, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) announces three new appointments and one re-appointment to its Board of Directors.  In addition, one Ex-officio member, City of Hagerstown Economic Development Manager Jill Estavillo, has been appointed to replace former City of...
May 12, 2011
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May 11, 2011
To all Biotech CEO's The Maryland Biotechnology Center announced that the Maryland Legislature has approved funding for the Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit at $8 Million for the coming year (Fiscal Year 2012).  Please consult http://choosemaryland.org/businessresources/Pages/...
May 11, 2011
The 2011 Economic Data Summary (EDS) is now available on our website, and will be available in print by the end of this week.  The EDS provides a complete overview of Washington County's demographics including information on population, retail sales, quality of life, transportation, education and...
May 11, 2011
ROCKVILLE, MD, May 11, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology and biotechnology association with nearly 500 members employing more than 250,000 in the region, last night announced the winners of its 2011 TCM Tech Awards. The annual...

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