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Posted on: April 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County Growth Opportunity Strategy to Lay Foundation for Job Attraction and Creation

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Frederick County is a good place to do business, with a
strong diverse industry base, substantial assets, and opportunities forbusinesses and job growth, according to an analysis by the Jacob France
Institute of the University of Baltimore and TEConomy Partners. The analysis ispart of the Frederick County Growth Opportunity (GO) Strategy, which was
released today by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.

“I’m excited about seizingthe opportunities identified by the GO Strategy,” said County Executive Jan
Gardner. “The recommendations will strengthen our economic foundations, attractjobs and position us for the future. Communities that lead the way with
economic growth share one common trait: they developed a vision and a plan toget there. The GO Strategy will help us to focus on where we want Frederick
County to go in the future.”

As part of this effort, the Jacob France Institute-TEConomyteam identified the county’s key economic development assets and core industry
clusters, and developed a set of strategic priority areas and key action items.The plan outlines steps to ensure that Frederick County’s economic development
measures make the county a leader in the region.

The report is available at

Photo identification from left:  OED Assistant
Director Heather Gramm; Dr. Richard Clinch, Director, Jacob France Institute atthe University of Baltimore; County Executive Jan Gardner; Principal and
Managing Partner Mitch Horowitz, TEConomy Partners, LLC, and OED Director HelenPropheter.  

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