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January 4, 2013
Finalists Announced for the 14th Annual Washington County Business Awards For Immediate ReleaseHagerstown, MD (January 3, 2013) The Washington County Business Awards Committee is proud to announce the finalists for their 14th Annual "Academy Awards" style-event which will be held on Wednesday...
December 27, 2012
On behalf of the University of Maryland Extension office, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, Ag Business Development is proud to forward information on the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo to you.Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry ExpoThe University...
December 18, 2012
New England Motor Freight announces a new 40,000 sf truck transportation terminal in the Hagerstown-Washington County, Maryland area.  They will employ 70 workers at this Hunters Green location.Contact:Sarah Lankford Sprecher, Assistant County AdministratorPhone: 240-...
November 28, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is proud to announce the addition of a new agricultural business to Washington County, Maryland.   Red Heifer Winery has chosen Smithsburg, Maryland in Washington County to locate their business and expand...
November 6, 2012
Country Breakfast BuffetSponsored by the Ag Education Center Board of Directors and the Rural Heritage MuseumDate:  Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., at the Ag Education Center Multipurpose BuildingMenu:  Sausage, Bacon, Hunters Stew, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Fried...
November 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HCC Begins Collaboration with First Solar to Support Alternative Energy Technology Program Hagerstown, MD, Nov. 1, 2012 – Hagerstown Community College (HCC) and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), a leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar system solutions, today...
November 2, 2012
For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Susan G. Summers301.865.1045ssummers@comcast.net Two receive "Friend of Farm Bureau" AwardRandallstown, MD (October 31, 2012) – Congressman Andy Harris of the 1st Congressional District and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of the 6th Congressional District were...
October 19, 2012
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...
July 30, 2012
July 29, 2012Build A Plane recently announced a donation of two general-aviation aircraft engines to the Hagerstown campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics educational program.The donation of the engines, salvaged from damaged aircraft, was facilitated by Avemco Insurance Co.,...
July 27, 2012
A report commissioned by American Express OPEN ranked Maryland 7th among states with the most growth in the number of women-owned firms and their economic clout between 1997 and 2012. Among cities, the report put Baltimore tied for 4th, with Washington, D.C., 1st.  The report estimates there...
July 27, 2012
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July 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECorporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) transfers ownership of the 591-acre property to PenMar Development Corporation for redevelopment of the site to create jobs and enhance the community.Fort Ritchie, MD-July 24, 2012- PenMar Development Corporation (PMDC) announces a...
June 27, 2012
By DON AINESHAGERSTOWN— Strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and actions were discussed Wednesday as government, business and education leaders from Hagerstown and Washington County met to hear from consultants preparing a strategic economic development plan.The county strengths include transportation...
June 25, 2012
Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission accepts nominations for Washington County Farm of the Year for 2012.(June 2012) THE PROGRAM Washington County Maryland has an abundance of rich agricultural lands filled with products and commodities that support our community, state and...
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...

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