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April 7, 2011
As reported by the EDC in February of 2011, Dynamark Monitoring, LLC, a security and alarm company servicing commercial and residential customers, announced it was expanding in Hagerstown, MD.  The company is featured as front page news in April's Security Systems News publication, and details...
April 6, 2011
As part of our promotional efforts to attract the aviation and defense industries, the EDC is exhibiting at the AeroDef Manufacturing show in cooperation with the World Economic Development Alliance (WEDA).  Deputy Director Robin Ferree can be reached there by cell 240-217-6244 or in booth 1160....
April 6, 2011
(And a better search ranking on Google) The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is proud to announce the launch of a new and comprehensive social networking platform based on a WordPress blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  The new platform is now driven from the...
April 6, 2011
Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet the new CEO for Meritus Health -- Joe Ross.  Joe is excited to take over the reigns at our brand new Hospital and continue to offer state of art healthcare to our citizens.  Former CEO Jim Hamill was always a friend of the EDC -- and we are happy to hear he...
April 6, 2011
HB 620 passed the House and currently is being heard by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.  The bill would subject 29 tax credits to automatic termination every five years unless reenacted by the General Assembly.  Tax credits that would be jeopardized would include enterprise zones, R&D...
April 1, 2011
As part of the Washington County Commissioners restructuring plan, beginning today Airport Marketing and Ag Business Development are now part of the Economic Development Commission team.  Now we are set up to help companies, site location consultants, real estate professionals, etc. in the...
March 31, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has just released the April 2011 through September 2011 edition of its Calendar of Events. Nearly 50,000 copies of the fold-out Calendar of Events are being distributed by the CVB.  Included in the days and dates covered by the...
March 30, 2011
South Carolina-based Direct Air announced new air service to Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), with destinations of Lakeland, Florida and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Direct Air will begin providing 150 passenger jet service on Boeing 737-400 planes from HGR to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in...
March 29, 2011
Wine shipping passed the Maryland Senate last night 45-0 and will soon head to the Governor's desk for signature. The legislation would take effect July 1, in time for late summer wine sipping.  This is huge for Knob Hall Winery as effective July 1st, they will be able to purchase a permit to ship...
March 29, 2011
Biotechnology Workforce Development News and Events Hagerstown Community College (HCC)  Washington County is closely located to the I-270 tech corridor and within 30 minutes of Fort Detrick in Frederick.  The biotechnology industry is flourishing in the cooridor right now.  As this industry is...
March 28, 2011
I'm excited about the opportunity to promote the assets of the Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) to the AeroDefense and Aviation Community at the upcoming conference in Anaheim, CA on April 5th & 6th.  If you are interested to know more about "Advantages" of the HGR location, please look me up...
March 24, 2011
Great meeting with the Washington County Commissioners, County Administrator, and EDC Board this morning to discusss restructuring.  The EDC is being given more responsibility and power to help retain and attract business to our community.  A major emphasis is going to be place on Marketing the...
March 22, 2011
The U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (Fort Detrick) Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Conference will be held April 26, 2011.  This event event will  be held at Hager-Hall (adjacent to Clarion Hotel) in Hagerstown, Maryland.   The event will help the...
March 22, 2011
Just met with the new Airport Director and Director of Public Works to see how the EDC can help them attract new businesses to HGR -- which hopefully would help create new jobs for our citizens.  It is a great location for aircraft manufacturing, aero defense, aerospace, and many other companies...
March 21, 2011
Well, here I go into the Social Media world. A couple times a week I'm going to try and blog about some of the economic development activities taking place in Hagerstown-Washington County in hopes that businesses in Maryland, the United States, and even internationally will see that our community...

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