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May 10, 2011
(Hagerstown, MD)  The Washington County Board of County Commissioners authorized the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) to add current County positions, Ag Business Development and Airport Business Development Manager, to the EDC Department.  Ag Business Development...
May 9, 2011
Direct Air begins service to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on June 23, helping more people enjoy affordable Central Florida vacations. In addition to its proximity to major FL cities, Lakeland is home to many Central Florida attractions. Press Release Source: Central Florida Visitors and...
May 4, 2011
The Washington County Board of Commissioners made some appointments to the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission yesterday.  They reappointed Stuart Mullendore as an at-large member for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014; appointed Daniel Pheil as...
May 2, 2011
There was a lot of economic development stuff happening over the weekend.  Here is just a sample: Gov. Martin O'Malley attended the opening of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics aviation maintenance technology school Saturday at Hagerstown Regional Airport, touting the facility as a building...
April 29, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) welcomed Derek Apple, a sophomore from Hagerstown Community College (HCC), to the team as an unpaid Business and Marketing Intern during his Spring 2011 semester. Over the 12-week course, he assisted with EDC marketing...
April 28, 2011
Comptroller Peter Franchot will be visiting Beachley Furniture on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. to present the Washington County Better With Less award. This award is given to one business or non-profit in each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City. The Better With Less award recognizes...
April 27, 2011
Industrial Engineers: Best Places to Look for Work I found the article below and thought it spoke well of the Hagerstown-Washington County, MD area.  Attracting companies in biotech, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, and other hi-tech industries has resulted in the need for workers to help make...
April 26, 2011
I attended an exciting event this morning in Williamsport, MD along the beautiful Potomac River.  The National Park Service launched a reproduced Canal Boat onto the C&O Canal at Cushwa Basin.  They will be testing the vessel for a few weeks with hopes to have it "visitor-ready" by late summer...
April 25, 2011
Cell Magazine Cover Submitted by Local Business, Icon Graphics: Congratulations to the team of Icon Graphics, a graphic design firm in Hagerstown, MD for being awarded the front cover design of Cell Magazine for the April 15, 2011 issue. Cell Magazine is the leading trade publication for the...
April 21, 2011
Like the EDC's Facebook Page and if you see yourself in a photo, tag it!!! Facebook Photos The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) honored the local business and industrial community on Tuesday, April 19th at Celebration of Business 2011. The event was a success and...
April 20, 2011
Last year, Washington County opened a new hospital; this year, we welcome a new chief executive to the County’s health system.  On the job just a few weeks, Joseph Ross has already started charting the future of Meritus Health -- and this is your opportunity to learn what the future will bring.  ...
April 19, 2011
Today the County Commissioners approved a resolution for endorsement of the State of Maryland’s $70,000 MEDAF loan and $25,000 conditional loan from the County for Dynamark Monitoring, Inc.   The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, under the Maryland Economic Development...
April 19, 2011
Tonight, we Thank... Tonight, we Honor... Local Businesses for Their Commitment to Washington County at the Celebration of Business 2011 Event. This event, by invitation only, will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning with a VIP Reception hosted by Volvo...
April 19, 2011
Congressman Bartlett is sponsoring the Western Maryland "Go Green" Conference at the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) today from 10:00 - 2:00.  The EDC is a sponsor and will have an table at the event - come see me.  This will be a great opportunity for HCC to showcase their Alternative Energy...
April 18, 2011
(Hagerstown, MD) – Interested in the progress Washington County made in 2010 and opportunities available in 2011? The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) provides this important information through its 2010 Annual Report.    Highlighting the collaborative efforts of...
April 15, 2011
We went to two out of town events this week that highlighted the positive impacts of the U.S. Military is having or will have on  Maryland and Washington County.  On Tuesday, the Fort Detrick Alliance hosted a networking event and tour at the Installation.  Fort Detrick is the nation's centerfor...
April 13, 2011
This has been a crazy week at the EDC.  Several manufacturing projects are kicking the tires again -- so hopefully that is a good sign of things to come.  We are about ready to release all of our new documents -- the Annual Report, Business & Industry Directory, and Economic Data Summary.  Most...
April 8, 2011
Anyone attending the National Air Service Conference in Lansing, Michigan should look for Hagerstown Regional Airport Marketing Specialist Greg Larsen.  Greg is there to get information on what airports are doing to create flexible, effective air service programs to assist in retaining air service...
April 8, 2011
About the Conference: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is proud to host the 1st APBI and Small Business Conference.  The APBI is designed to provide information that will help businesses maintain awareness of prospective and current USAMRMC procurements. During this...
April 7, 2011
The Tech Council of MD (TCM), the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland, has announced the finalists for their Annual Awards competition.  NETCONN Solutions, a leading information security firm located in Hagerstown, has been...

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