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WCBC's 40th Anniversary: The Allegany County Commissioners congratulated and commended David N. Aydelotte, entrepreneurial and innovative owner and operator of Cumberland Broadcasting Company, on the company's 40th anniversary. The Flood of the Century hit our community on Friday, January 19, 1996. Mr. Aydelotte was at the radio station and personally coordinated the broadcast of critical emergency and public safety news to residents for 35 of the first 57 hours beginning, during and after this catastrophe. WCBC: The Station You Can Count On! A number of WCBC employees attended the recognition event on April 7, 2016. Read Citation. Left to right, County Commissioners, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, The Morning Mayor Dave Norman, and County Commissioner Jacob. C. Shade. Read Citation


Allegany County Re-Certifies Companies for Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
The Allegany County Commissioners, William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade, approved the recertification of 53 companies for the State of Marylands Enterprise Zone Tax Credit. The Department of Economic and Community Development in conjunction with the Allegany County Enterprise Zone Advisory Committee made the recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners at their December 3, 2015 public business meeting.
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Allegany Countys Hunter Douglas Leadership Team was joined at the 25th anniversary celebration by the Fabrication Division President, Randy Liken, left, from Hunter Douglas headquarters in Pearl River, New York.

25th Anniversary
Hunter Douglas is the leading manufacturer of custom-made window coverings in North America. Hunter Douglas came to Allegany County in 1990. Now, Cumberland is the largest of Hunter Douglass three fabrication plants in the United States. With a workforce of 850, Hunter Douglas is Allegany Countys fourth largest employer. Read Citation
  • Sheetz is coming to LaVale at 11601 Winchester Road SW, the former location of The Bowler. Site preparation is underway. View Website.
  • The WebstaurantStores distribution center is now operational in the North Branch Industrial Park. This is an online retailer serving the restaurant industry.  View Website.
  • AutoZone is now open in LaVale close to the entrance to Lowes at 1209 National Highway.  View Website.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:  The Allegany County Commissioners presented a citation to Umesh Patel, the owner and operator of the Holiday Inn Express on National Highway in LaVale. This lodging facility will employ 35 to 40 individuals. Left to right are David A. Eberly, County Administrator, Marc Malec, Senior Consultant, Small Business Development Center Maryland Western Region, Jacob C. Shade, County Commissioner, Rick Brode, Holiday Inn Express General Manager, Umesh Patel, owner and operator of the hotel,  and William R. Valentine, President of the Board of County Commissioners. Read Citation.



The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Mike Gill, center, visited Allegany County earlier this month and met with local officials and business leaders. Secretary Gill visited the Luke Mill and other businesses.  Luke Mill Manager Allen Sanders is to Secretary Gill's right.  Bill Valentine, left, President of the Board of County Commissioners, participated in the events of the day. View Website.

On October 1, 2015 Governor Hogan named Mike Gill Marylands first Secretary of Commerce.
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Winchester Court Construction
Winchester Court construction continues for ALDI, the grocery stand alone anchor store, and a four tenant strip center at 12317 Winchester Road.  Two tenants, Aspen Dental and Pet Smart, have installed exterior building signs. ALDI has announced Coming Soon. A November opening is expected.



 

  • The WebstaurantStore, headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is opening a distribution center in Allegany County at the North Branch Industrial Park. WebstaurantStore is an online retailer serving the restaurant industry. The company expects to fill 150 new jobs in the next two years with hourly wages starting at $11.50. Operations are expected to begin here in May. View Website.
  • AutoZone is located in LaVale close to the entrance of Lowes at 1209 National Highway. The store is built. The parking lot has to be paved. A summer opening is anticipated. View Website.
  • Holiday Inn Express is nearing completion at 1078 National Highway, LaVale. The three story hotel will have 87 rooms - - - 60 standard rooms and 27 suites.  This is an 8.5 million dollar construction project. The Holiday Inn Express is expected to open this fall. View Website.
  • Groundbreaking has occurred and retaining walls are being constructed for Winchester Court. This 3.3 acre site will feature 30,000 to 35,000 square feet of retail space. There will be one stand alone anchor and a strip center with four tenants on the site. The address is 12317 Winchester Road, LaVale. 
  • Dollar General has two new stores open for business in Allegany County: Route 36 - Motor City and Naves Crossroads. Residents as well as commuters benefit from these convenience minded retail operations. View Website.
  • Standard and Poors Rating Services has upgraded the bond rating of the Town of Westernport. This upgrade has important short and long term advantages and benefits for the taxpayers of the Town of Westernport. Read Citation.


Photos top and bottom:   Holiday Inn Express and Winchester Court Construction

 

 

WebstaurantStore Opens Allegany County Distribution Center, Plans to Add 150 Jobs. A new company is coming to the North Branch Industrial Park. In total, the company expects to fill 150 warehouse positions with hourly rates starting at $11.50. Read More.

The Hand Institute Celebrates Fifth Anniversary:

Commissioner William R. Valentine congratulates Shauna Fiorentino, founder of The Hand Institute, at a recent open house. Located in Cumberland on Willowbrook Road, The Hand Institute serves individuals of all ages, specializes in the rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and provides custom splinting. Overall, The Hand Institute has made significant contributions to healthcare in our community as well as to our local economy. Read Citation. 

 

THE PRINCESS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS 

The Princess Restaurant, a multigenerational family enterprise in Frostburg, is an exceptional example of a successful independent business. The Princess offers old-fashioned home cooked meals every day, welcomes residents and visitors alike, and has had the privilege to host many dignitaries over the years including one President of the United States. Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine, left, congratulated owner George W. Pappas and his daughter, Lauren Pappas. Read Citation.



Harford County Joins the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition
Coalition grows to 11 counties and represents more than 1 million Maryland citizens!

This week Harford County Executive David Craig joined the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition as an Associate Member expanding the membership of the Coalition to now consist of 11 counties.

The Coalition comprises Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Somerset, Washington and Wicomico Counties, representing nearly 1.2 million Maryland residents.

On December 12, 2011, the governing bodies of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties announced the creation of the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition with an eye towards other rural counties joining their ranks, for purposes of strengthening their policy-related standing in the halls of Annapolis. Since then, seven additional counties have now become members of the Coalition.

Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Chairman and Allegany County President Michael McKay stated, We are tremendously pleased and honored that Harford County has chosen to add their collective voice to the Coalition. We look forward to working with Harford County Executive David Craig along with the members of the Coalition in our mutual goal to ensure that the unique needs and perspectives of Marylands rural communities are taken into consideration during the decision making process in Annapolis.

Harford County Executive David Craig stated, Rural Maryland often finds itself at a strategic disadvantage from policy decisions made by the Maryland General Assembly. Our intent is to help balance the decision-making process in Annapolis so rural Marylands interests are strengthened and equated to the interests of non-rural Maryland. This can only be accomplished by working together in partnership through a strong alliance between Marylands rural counties.


A Charter Coalition founding member and Coalition Executive Board member, Frederick County Commissioner President Blaine R. Young noted, The 11 counties of our coalition represents more than one million Maryland residents and our collective membership allows our jurisdictions and in turn the citizens of Marylands rural counties a bigger voice in Annapolis.

Harford County is in a unique position as a member of the Big 7 in Maryland, which consists of the six largest counties and Baltimore City, but also has a very diverse jurisdiction which is both rural and urban, and will provide a very distinctive perspective for the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition.


Commissioners Establish Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship

Benefits County Residents at Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University 
Allegany County Commissioners Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine at their Dec. 19, 2013, public business meeting voted to establish the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, designed to benefit Allegany County residents attending either Allegany College of Maryland or Frostburg State University.   Funds for the scholarship will be provided from a portion of Allegany County Governments share 2.25 percent of the annual gross revenue generated by the video lottery machines at Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The county receives revenue on a monthly basis from the state.
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Hamilton Relay Expanding Workforce in Frostburg Center

December 5, 2013, Frostburg, Md. Hamilton Relay, a leading Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone services provider, announced today that it is expanding its workforce at its Frostburg, Maryland center.Hamilton Relays Maryland center was established in 2007 and is one of Hamiltons five centers that process relay calls for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking.
The company expanded its Frostburg center in 2012 as captioning assistant positions were added to begin processing captioned telephone calls. Continued growth of Hamiltons captioned telephone services on a nationwide basis is now driving the need to once again expand in this location. This expansion is a testament to Hamiltons commitment to provide customers with the latest, most technologically advanced solutions and personalized customer care, said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay.

The company looks to immediately fill over 20 new captioning assistant positions in the Frostburg facility. Additionally, Hamilton has openings for relay operator positions to process traditional relay calls in English, and is looking to hire bilingual English-Spanish speaking individuals to process Spanish relay calls as well.Applications for available positions can be completed online at www.workforhamilton.com, or in person at the Frostburg Center located at 1 Science Park in the Frostburg Business Park. For more information, contact Human Resources via email at HR@HamiltonTel.com or call 301-689-5195. Read More



Business - Industrial Parks Improvements 
Several actions which involved park improvements at the North Branch Industrial Park, the Frostburg Business Park, and the Barton Business Park were taken by the Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, at recent public business meetings.

 

North Branch Industrial Park
The Allegany County Commissioners approved the acquisition of a four-acre parcel in the North Branch Industrial Park, four miles south of Cumberland on Maryland Route 51. According to Matthew W. Diaz, Director of Economic and Community Development, this is a strategic piece of property. It is situated between two county-owned industrial buildings, the Burbridge Building and Building 88 -1. The purchase of this property provides the county with multiple opportunities: develop next to either building or use the land for expansion for one or both of them. At the present time, Specs Chemical Services, Inc. occupies 10,000 square feet in the Burbridge Building. An international company headquartered in The Netherlands, the Specs first came to Allegany County in 2003. According to the website, Specs Chemical Services, Inc. provides chemistry and chemistry related services that are required in drug discovery. The Allegany County site is the Specs USA Compound Management Facility.  At the present time The Roof Center is based in Building 88-1. According to the website, this is a wholesale building material distributor serving the needs of professional contractors and builders for residential roofing, commercial roofing, and exterior building materials.

 

Frostburg Business Park
The Allegany County Commissioners accepted the proposal for civil  and site engineering work for the access road to the Frostburg Business Park from Specs, Inc., Cumberland. The project is Allegany County Governments number one access road priority. According to Diaz, the Allegany County Commissioners currently own approximately 20 +/- developable acres in the Frostburg Business Park which has limited or no access.  The cost of this access road will be 100% paid by the Appalachian Regional Commissions Access Road Program. This project will follow Federal Highway Administration and State Highway Administration requirements relative to federal highway standards for funding and construction.  The Frostburg Business Park is one mile north of I 68 on Maryland Route 36, Frostburg.  

 

Barton Business Park
Allegany County, in cooperation with the Maryland Economic Development Corporation, has been actively marketing the Barton Business Park for the past several years. It is located 7.5 miles south of Interstate 68 on US Route 220 South, near Rawlings. Diaz presented the County Commissioners with information about a proposed design/build project for a 40,000 square foot industrial shell building. It will be designed and built to easily allow for expansion to double the buildings square footage in the future.  According to Diaz, the County does not have any available buildings of this size. The County Commissioners are supportive of the project and agree with Diaz regarding the economic development potential of this project. In addition, a recent agreement with the Maryland Broadband Cooperative to extend fiber optics to the Barton Business Park will make the new building more marketable as well as assist in promoting other businesses in the area.  American Woodmark Corporation, the third largest manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States, is in the Barton Business Park.



Broadband Advancements for Allegany County
Two actions which involved broadband availability were taken by the Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, at their public business meeting on October 31, 2013. 

Fiber Optic Facility Construction and Revenue Sharing Agreement
 Allegany County Commissioners approved the Fiber Optic Facility Construction and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Maryland Broadband Cooperative, Inc. (MdBC). After completion of the construction of this line, scheduled for January 2014, fiber access will be available through the MdBC for business entities near the intersection of State Route 220 South and State Route 956 from Cresaptown/Warrior Drive according to Matthew W. Diaz, Director of Economic and Community Development. Allegany Countys cost will be approximately $220,000. 

Maryland Broadband Cooperative, Inc.
According to the website, the Maryland Broadband Cooperative is a member-owned and operated universal access, fiber optic network designed to deliver an advanced, world-class broadband network across the rural communities of Eastern, Southern, and Western Maryland fostering economic development and supported by its members who will provide last mile services.  

AllCoNet Backbone Microwave Upgrade Bid Award The Allegany County Commissioners approved the award of the AllCoNet Backbone Microwave Upgrade Project to Conxx System. This upgrade will replace six core microwave links increasing the core backbone capacity to Gig-E speeds and improving the reliability of the AllCoNet network, according to Beth Thomas, Information Coordinator. Connx bid $599,869. The project grant package is $600,000.

AllCoNet

According to the website, AllCoNet was founded in the 1990s as a creative and innovative approach to meet the needs of governments and communities for fast, reliable, and secure wireless internet. AllCoNet is committed to being self-servicing and dedicated to employing the newest available technology to improve service, while containing costs.  

Conxx
According to the website, Conxx technology provides a turnkey network solution that delivers services to thousands of daily users in government, education, public safety, business and residential settings. A Conxx network combines carrier-grade backbone architecture with best-of-breed wireless last mile technology.

 


 

Senior Health Care Provider Eyes Expansion
The Board of Commissioners of Allegany County took formal action at their public business meeting on October 3, 2013 to execute an option agreement with Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC for a 30 +/- acre parcel of undeveloped property adjacent to Furnace Street in Cumberland. This action was taken as Mid-Atlantic, owners of Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation (AHNR), announced interest in completing a feasibility study for the development of an Active Lifestyles retirement community in Cumberland. The community would feature the entire continuum of retirement services including independent as well as assisted living and would be focused on the middle income 55 plus population. There will be a spectrum of offerings to accommodate the interest of residents. Residents will have access to golf, social events, interest groups, a fitness center with classes, gardening, swimming, etc.
Read More / Option Agreement

 

Old Towne Manor Project

The Old Towne Partners, L. P., PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) Agreement Proposal was a public business meeting agenda item of the Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, on September 19, 2013.

 

Located on Old Town Road in Cumberland, the complex was constructed in 1969 and has 138 apartments. The company will spend approximately $35,000 to renovate and remodel each apartment. A new community center will also be available which will enhance the lives of residents. The remodeling project is expected to generate employment as well: 13 local jobs and 31 auxiliary jobs. According to Patrick Harper, Asset Manager for Hampstead, the renovation and remodeling would be completed by the end of 2014.

 

The Hampstead Companies, according to the company website, is a proven industry leader dedicated to serving the affordable housing and community development industries. The company has rehabilitated about 4,000 housing units in the United States. Locally, the company is associated with the complete renovation of Cumberlands former William Booth Tower, now the Mountain View Apartments. The company also owns The Cumberland Arms Apartments in Downtown Cumberland and this facility is scheduled to be renovated as well.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Hampstead has an east coast office in Rockville, Maryland.

 

WEBSITE: http://www.hampstead.com .

 

PRESENTATION: The Hampstead Company, September 19, 2013.

 



Small Business Low Interest Loans
The State of Maryland has awarded $250,000 to Western Marylands Tri-County Council. Read More.




Groundbreaking Ceremony
Office of the Sheriff
 
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, and Allegany County Sheriff Craig A. Robertson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Allegany County Office of the Sheriff on August 22, 2013.  

Sheriff Robertsons new office will be located in front of the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland. The single story, concrete block building will have a metal roof and measure 60 by 113 feet. Working in conjunction with the Allegany County Department of Public Works, the shell building was designed by Chaney Architects, Inc., and will be constructed by Harbel, Inc., both headquartered in Allegany County. Allegany County Maintenance Division employees, under the direction of Jerry C. Morgan, Building Maintenance Supervisor, will install all systems and complete the interior finishing of the building. The construction of the shell building is scheduled to be completed in mid November.


Allegany County Commissioners Scholarship Fund 
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, recently announced their commitment to establish a scholarship fund for Allegany County residents enrolled at Allegany College of Maryland.  

The first contribution to this fund, $500, was made from the winnings from the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Network and Win in August.  Commissioner Valentine was the lucky winner and promptly pledged the winnings for this important cause.   

This scholarship fund is intended to assist pre-college students (current high school students who will simultaneously enroll in college level academic courses), traditional students (individuals who earned a high school diploma/GED  and who will enroll in college level academic programs), and non-traditional students (individuals who have been out of high school more than five years and who will enter/return to college after a delay to pursue college level academic programs or continuing education workforce training programs).  

The scholarship review process is now underway. Allegany College of Maryland officials, in consultation with the Allegany County Commissioners, will recommend the specific scholarship criteria and administer these scholarships.



SCHROEDER PURCHASES INDUSTRIAL PARK BUILDING
 
Schroeder Industries, LLC has purchased the 60,000 square feet multi tenant building in North Branch Industrial Park in Cumberland. The purchase price was $600,000. Schroder, headquartered in Metro Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first came to Allegany County in 1982. Schroeder now employs 76 in Allegany County.  Schroeder, according to the company website, is a leader in fluid conditioning technology. Known as The Filter Company, with 60 years of filtration experience, Schroder designs, manufactures, and markets innovative filtration solutions for hydraulic, lubrication, and process systems.  http://www.schroderindustries.com  


Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Grows to Ten Counties
The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition has expanded now to ten counties. With a vote on Tuesday, December 4, the Kent County Commissioners voted to join the Coalition.  The Coalition now consists of Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Somerset, Washington and Wicomico Counties, representing 939,980 rural Maryland residents. On December 12, 2011, the governing bodies of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties announced the creation of the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition with an eye towards other rural counties joining their ranks, for purposes of strengthening their policy-related standing in the halls of Annapolis. Since then, five additional counties have now become members of the Coalition. Read More


Rocky Gap Casino Resort Opening
Rocky Gap Casino Opens Summer 2013 according to Lakes Entertainment, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota. Lakes subsidiary Evitts Resort, LLC, has been awarded a video lottery operation license. Call Rocky Gap at 301-784-7000. Visit online at: www.lakesentertainment.com, www.rockygapresort.com


Good Economic News: Hamilton Telecommunications
Hamilton Telecommunications, LLC first opened a relay service call center in Allegany County in 2007. Today, the center in Frostburg provides relay services for the State of Maryland, as well as for 15 other states across the nation and employs over 140 people in Allegany County. The company is headquartered in Nebraska. Learn More at http://www.hamilton.net, http://www.hamiltonrelay.com, News Release


Good Economic News: Penn Mar Recycling
Penn Mar Recycling, LLC, is expanding in Riverside Industrial Park, Cumberland. Penn Mar, a subsidiary of Millers Quality Recycling, Bedford, Pennsylvania, first came to Allegany County in 1990. This full service recycler of cardboard, newspapers, magazines, mixed office paper, and aluminum and steel cans, now occupies a total of 120,000+/- square feet in the industrial park. Penn Mars ten year lease has an option to purchase. http://www.millersqualityrecycling.com


Allegany County Commissioners Hold Press Conference
At a press conference held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Board of Commissioners of Allegany County announced that the County has been notified by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) that it has received Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Designation. TEA, defined by law as a rural area or an area that has experienced high unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average, requires a distressed county designation by the State.  The geographic area of the TEA spans locations from the Countys North Branch Industrial Park, South/Central Cumberland, the Willow Brook Road Corridor, to Rocky Gap.  Read More / Map


County
Staff Requests RFP for Cumberland Chase
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, held a Public Work Session on December 13, 2012. County staff presented a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek planning assistance with the development of a master plan for Cumberland Chase, a planned development. The property consists of 1,100 acres and is located adjacent to the Barton Business Park on Route 220 South. Read More


Maryland Broadband Cooperative Continues to Expand
Diaz Completes Service on Board of Directors 
The Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MdBC), a statewide cooperative incorporated in 2006 to assist in bringing broadband to rural Maryland, held its annual meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012, and presented a status report to all current member delegates and its Board of Directors. Read More
McKay Elected Chairman of The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition:
9 Counties & 900,000 Rural Residents
The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition now consists of Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Somerset, Washington, and Wicomico Counties and represents 919,776 rural residents. Allegany County Commissioner Michael W. McKay was elected to serve as the 2012-2013 Chairman.
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Dorchester and Somerset Counties Join the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition 
The Somerset County Commissioners today notified Frederick County Commissioner President Blaine Young and Allegany County Commissioner President Michael McKay on behalf of the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition that Somerset County would formally join the organization. On August 9, 2012, the Dorchester County Council formally notified the Coalition of their decision to join. An historic First occurred on December 12, 2011, when the governing bodies of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties announced the creation of the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition (MRCC) with an eye towards other rural counties joining their ranks -- for purposes of strengthening their policy-related standing in the halls of Annapolis.  Learn More

 

MERKLE RESPONSE MANAGEMENT GROUP

 

Merkle Response Management Group is expanding in its first year of existence in Allegany County. As of January 1, 2012, Merkle leased 32,000 square feet of space in Building 27 of the Riverside Industrial Park. Now, Merkle will expand by leasing an additional 10,565 square feet in this location.

 

Merkle Reponse provides remittance processing, data capture, call center, and fulfillment services to over 200 non-profit, government, and commercial clients across the United States.

 

Headquartered in nearby Washington County, Maryland, Merkle Reponse is utilizing Allegany County as a secondary disaster recovery and business continuity site in the event that a disaster renders its primary Hagerstown facility inoperable.

 

For additional information about Merkle Response Management Group visit http://www.merkleresponseservices.com .

 

For additional information about development opportunities in Allegany County, contact the Allegany County Department of Economic and Community Development, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD  21502-2803, T 301-777-5967, T 800-555-4080, F 301-777-2194, and mdiaz@allconet.org. The website is www.alleganyworks.org.

 



County and Chamber Form Partnership 
Michael W. McKay, President of the Board of Commissioners, and Stuart C. Czapski, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, announced today the creation of a strategic partnership to further the shared economic development interests of Allegany County and the business community.   While compiling an analysis of economic strategies, both short and long term, this partnership between the County and Chamber will provide an opportunity for collaboration in the development of future strategic initiatives.  The groups efforts will parallel the Countys preparation of an economic development element for the new land use Comprehensive Plan currently underway. Read More



Hamilton
Relay Thats what Im talking about
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, are providing the news release from Hamilton Relay, Aurora, Nebraska. For additional information, please contact Dixie Ziegler, Hamilton Relay, Telephone: 402-694-5101, Dixie.Ziegler@hamiltonrelay.com . Read More
Merkle Response Management Group  to Open Secondary Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Site in Allegany County
The Allegany County Commissioners are entering into a lease agreement with Merkle Response Management Group for 32,000 square feet of space in Building 27 of the Riverside Industrial Park.  The lease will become effective January 1, 2012.  Merkle Response will utilize the Allegany County space as a secondary disaster recovery and business continuity site in the event that a disaster renders its primary Hagerstown facility inoperable.  Merkle Response provides remittance processing, data capture, call center, and fulfillment services to over 200 non-profit, government, and commercial clients across the United States.
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Maryland
Broadband Cooperative to Partner
With Allegany County for Fiber Availability
The Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MdBC), in partnership with the Allegany County Commissioners, is expected to enter into an agreement in which the County will provide access to space for MdBC electronics to light fiber along Interstate 68. This partnership brings Allegany County into the Cooperatives agreement with the State of Maryland which received a $115M federal stimulus grant for broadband availability throughout the State through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program BTOP administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration NTIA.  Michael W. McKay, President, Allegany County Commissioners, stated The Allegany County Commissioners are delighted to be a partner in this key economic development project. Having a fiber optic network here will significantly advance our attractiveness to new enterprises and the associated employment opportunities.  Read More


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