Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome 2011

Over a year ago, OED started blogging about economic development news in Frederick County and since then, has expanded their reach to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Readership has grown and we predict that it will grow even more in 2011 as more and more people choose to receive their news online. In 2011, we invite our Frederick County companies to contact us with their news worthy events and stories to publish on our social media pages. According to a November 2010 study by CNN, people who receive their news from social media are 27% more likely to favor that brand. Contact us with your news and we’ll do a weekly blog post of Local Business News in Frederick County.

In case you missed it, here’s a look back at a popular news from each month in 2010:

January: Education Magazine puts Maryland schools at #1 for the second year in a row

February: Downtown hotel project gains momentum

March: County sought information to assess damage from the snowstorms of Feb 2010

April: City looking for feedback on the Golden Mile

May: Groundbreaking Held for Banner Life Headquarters

June: All Nine Public High Schools on Newsweek’s ‘Best’ List

July: Five County Businesses Honored for Being Family Friendly

August: Fred Co One of Nine Counties to Experience Positive Job Growth

September: Business Appreciation Month launches with campaign to visit 200 businesses throughout the month

October: Downtown Frederick makes list of Greatest Neighborhoods in 2010

November: Additional Funding for Employers Made Available through Maryland Business Works

December: Department of Labor Launches Veterans Hiring Toolkit for Employers