Friday, February 27, 2015

2014 Annual Report Now Available

The 2014 Frederick County Business Development and Retention Annual Report is now available to download from our website here.
If you don't have time to read the whole Annual Report, here are the Top 5 Things to Remember About Economic Development in Frederick County for 2014:
1.       Frederick County made the historic transition to Charter Government and elected the first County Executive and County Council
2.       Frederick County was named one of the Top 10 Counties in America by Movoto Real Estate
3.       The Manufacturing Workforce Partnership of Frederick County was a recipient of the EARN Maryland grant, aimed towards supporting manufacturing training programs and job creation.
4.       45% of companies surveyed have plans to hire more staff and 30% have future plans to expand their location.
5.       Farm breweries and distilleries received a record number of business inquiries thanks in part to the new Farm Brewery legislation passed in Maryland.