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					                                       WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND
                                                                          New York
Washington County is a major industrial                                                                            Hagerstown
and transportation hub in the mid-Atlantic             Washington, D.C.

region. Interstates 81, 70 and 68, coupled                                                                                         Baltimore
with excellent rail service, provide easy
market access and distribution. The
Hagerstown Regional Airport is a fully
                                                                                                              Washington, DC
instrumented airfield and has the second-
longest commercial runway in the State
of Maryland. Hagerstown, the county seat                                   Washington County is a major
                                                                           industrial and transportation
and business center, is Maryland’s sixth                                   hub in the mid-Atlantic region.
largest city and is easily accessible to both
Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Washington County’s 3,380 businesses
employ 54,500 workers; over 90 of these businesses have 100                          attractions include the Antietam National Battlefield, the
or more workers. Key employers include The Bowman Group,                             Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Fort
Cinetic Landis, Citi, FedEx Ground, First Data, Sierra Nevada,                       Frederick State Park.
Staples Distribution Center, Volvo Powertrain North America,                         Recent business expansions or relocations in the county include
and Washington County Health System.                                                 T. Rowe Price’s $68 million, 60,000 sf backup data recovery center;
Washington County has more than twenty industrial, technology                        plans by Sierra Nevada to add 180 jobs with construction of a
and business parks, Foreign Trade Zone #255, and three State                         new hangar and office building at the airport; and VT Industries
Enterprise Zones, including one at the airport. Major tourist                        investing $11 million to create 75 jobs in Hagerstown.

 LOCATION                                                                            POPULATION2,3
 Driving distance from Hagerstown:        Miles      Kilometers                                     Washington County                Western
                                                                                                  Households Population              Maryland*      Maryland
 Atlanta, Georgia                          642          1,134
 Baltimore, Maryland                        71            114                        2000            49,726        131,923            236,699      5,296,486
 Boston, Massachusetts                     451            725                        2010            56,125 **     147,430            252,614      5,773,552
 Chicago, Illinois                         614            987                        2020**          65,725        169,300            274,650      6,276,300
 New York, New York                        239            384                        *Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties
                                                                                     **Projections
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                152            245
                                                                                      Selected places population (2010): Hagerstown 39,662;
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                  156            250                         Halfway 10,701; Robinwood 6,918; Fountainhead-Orchard Hills
 Richmond,Virginia                         164            264                         5,666; Boonsboro 3,336; Maugansville 3,071
 Washington, DC                             68            109

 CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY1                                                              POPULATION DISTRIBUTION2,3 (2009)
 Yearly Precipitation (inches)                              39.5                     Age                                           Number            Percent
 Yearly Snowfall (inches)                                   25.3                     Under 5                                         9,298              6.4
 Summer Temperature (ºF)                                    73.0                     5 - 19                                         27,370             18.8
 Winter Temperature (ºF)                                    32.2                     20 - 44                                        50,377             34.5
 Duration of Freeze-Free Period (days)                       187                     45 - 64                                        37,991             26.0
 Land Area (square miles)                                  455.0                     65 and over                                    20,874             14.3
 Water Area (square miles)                                  12.1                     Total                                         145,910            100.0
 Elevation (feet)            250 to 2,140 (primarily 500 to 800)                     Median age                                                  38.6 years




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2011
                                               WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND
LABOR AVAILABILITY3,4,5 (BY PLACE OF RESIDENCE)                                  EMPLOYMENT4 (2009, BY PLACE OF WORK)
                                                                 Labor Mkt.                                             Estab- Annual Avg. Emp. Avg. Wkly.
Civilian Labor Force (2010 avg.)           County                    Area*       Industry                            lishments Empl.        %    Wage
  Total civilian labor force               66,715                   693,100      Federal government             35                717      1.1      $815
     Employment                            59,864                   638,001      State government               11              2,588      4.1       819
     Unemployment                           6,851                    55,098      Local government               65              5,801      9.1       787
     Unemployment rate                      10.3%                      7.9%      Private sector              3,377             54,465     85.7       669
Residents commuting outside the           Number                     Percent       Natl. resources and mining 23                  150      0.2       611
county to work (2007-2009)                 23,559                      34.0%
                                                                                   Construction                455              3,207      5.0       789
Employment in selected occupations (2007-2009)
                                                                                   Manufacturing               145              6,656     10.5       969
  Management, professional and related     20,857                      29.6%
                                                                                   Trade, transp. and util.    955             15,288     24.0       559
  Service                                  12,790                      18.2%
                                                                                   Information                  44              1,477      2.3       590
  Sales and office                         19,879                      28.2%
                                                                                   Financial activities        306              5,885      9.3       815
  Production, transp. and material moving   9,017                      12.8%
                                                                                   Prof. and business svcs.    441              4,325      6.8       727
* Washington, Frederick and Baltimore counties, MD and Franklin County PA
                                                                                   Educ. and health services   335              9,834     15.5       784
                                                                                   Leisure and hospitality     353              5,992      9.4       258
MAJOR EMPLOYERS6,7 (2010)                                                          Other services              317              1,645      2.6       464
Employer                             Product/Service             Employment        Unclassified                  3                  6      0.0       263
Washington County Health             Medical services                    2,860   Total                       3,488             63,571    100.0       688
System                                                                           Includes civilian employment only
First Data                           Credit card processing          1,999       Businesses by Employment Size Class (2nd Q 2010)
Citi                                 Credit card processing          1,920       No. of employees       0-9      10-49     50-99 100-499              500+
Volvo Powertrain North               Diesel engines and              1,115       No. of businesses          2,321       796       110       82         12
America                              transmissions
FedEx Ground                         Mail and package delivery         734
The Bowman Group                     Hotels management                 720       HOURLY WAGE RATES4 (2010)
Hagerstown Comm. College             Higher education                  688       Selected Occupations                       Median      Entry Experienced
Lehigh Phoenix                       Printed book covers               600       Accountants                        $24.75            $17.50      $32.00
Staples                              Office supplies retail, distrib. 598        Bookkeeping/accounting clerks       15.25             11.00       18.25
Sierra Nevada                        Aircraft maintenance              512       Computer systems analysts           36.25             22.25       45.50
Arc of Washington County             Medical and social services 500             Customer service representatives 12.25                 9.75       15.50
Walmart / Sam's Club                 Consumer goods                    475       Electronic engineering technicians 28.25              24.75       29.75
Giant Food Stores /                  Groceries                         450       Freight, stock, material movers,    13.25              9.50       16.00
MARTIN’S® Food Markets                                                           hand
Unilever                    Ice cream products                             445   Industrial engineers                36.75              27.75       39.25
Horizon Goodwill Industries Human services org.                            431   Industrial truck operators          15.25              13.25       17.50
Weis Markets                Groceries                                      400   Machinists                          18.00              13.25       21.25
Merkle Response             Data entry and fulfillment                     375   Maintenance workers, machinery 20.25                   13.50       21.75
A.C.&T.                     Conv. stores, gas stations                     350   Mixing, blending machine operators 15.50               13.00       16.50
Brook Lane Health Services  Medical services                               350   Network administrators              28.25              21.25       33.00
Home Depot                  Home improvement prod.                         303   Packers and packagers, hand         15.25              10.50       16.50
                            retail, distribution                                 Secretaries                         14.75              10.75       17.00
Dot Foods                   Food distribution                              282   Shipping/receiving clerks           13.00               9.75       16.50
CertainTeed                 Polyvinyl pipe, vinyl piping                   277   Team assemblers                     14.25              10.50       18.25
United Parcel Service (UPS) Mail and package delivery                      274   Wages are an estimate of what workers might expect to receive in Western
Action Products             Synthetic rubber                               265   Maryland (Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties) and may vary by
                                                                                 industry, employer and locality
Excludes post offices, state and local governments; includes higher education
                                          WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES3,8                                                  INCOME3 (2007-2009)
Educational Attainment - age 25 & over (2007-2009)                                                            Percent Households
  High school graduate or higher                         83.0%           Distribution              Washington Co.   Maryland           U.S.

  Bachelor’s degree or higher                            18.2%           Under $25,000                    21.6        15.4            23.8
Public Schools                                                           $25,000 - $49,999                28.1        19.9            24.9
  Number: 27 elementary; 8 middle/combined; 8 high                       $50,000 - $74,999                19.3        18.3            18.7
  Enrollment: 21,902 (Sept. 2009)                                        $75,000 - $99,999                12.8        14.2            12.2
  Cost per pupil: $11,276 (2008-2009)                                    $100,000 - $149,999              11.6        17.3            12.1
  Students per teacher: 14.5 (June 2009)                                 $150,000 - $199,999                4.1         7.8             4.2
  High school career / tech enrollment: 2,736 (2010)                     $200,000 and over                  2.5         7.0             4.1
  High school graduates: 1,579 (June 2009)                               Median household              $50,297     $69,695         $51,369
Private Schools                                                          Average household             $64,622     $90,500         $70,404
  Number: 37 (Sept. 2009)                                                Per capita                    $25,420     $34,384         $27,100
Higher Education (2009)                  Enrollment     Degrees          Total income (millions)        $3,575    $189,088      $7,962,931
2-year institution
                                                                         HOUSING2,3,10
  Hagerstown Community College              4,458          358
                                                                         Occupied Units (2007-2009)     55,314 (66.3% owner occupied)
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown offers more
than 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through               Housing Transactions (2009)          Units Median Selling Price
the following Maryland institutions: Frostburg State University,          All arms-length transactions          626         $192,910
Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Maryland           All multiple-listed properties*    1,136          $168,000
College Park, and University of Maryland University College.
Enrollment is approximately 475 students.                                *Excludes auctions and FSBO
Kaplan University offers certificate, associate and bachelor
degree programs at its Hagerstown campus.                                BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY6
                                                                         Washington County offers a variety of industrial and office
                                                                         properties for businesses. Approximately 20 business and
TAX RATES9                                                               industrial parks, including a technology park, are concentrated
                                        Washington Co.      Maryland     in the Hagerstown and Williamsport areas with easy access
                                                                         to Interstates 70 and 81. More than 2,178 acres are ready for
Corporate Income Tax (2011)                   none             8.25%     development, while six million square feet of office, commercial,
  Base – federal taxable income                                          warehouse and manufacturing space are available.
Personal Income Tax (2011)                   2.80%      2.0% - 5.5% *    Three State Enterprise Zones (over 3,600 acres) allow
  Base – federal adjusted gross income                                   tax incentives for capital investment and job creation. The
  *Graduated rate peaking at 5.5% on taxable income over $500,000        New Jobs Tax Credit, geared toward companies that offer
                                                                         well-paying jobs, offers both real and personal property
Sales & Use Tax (2011)                        none              6.0%     tax credits on new or expanded facilities in Washington
  Exempt – sales for resale; manufacturer’s purchase of raw materials;   County. Foreign-Trade Zone #255 includes seven sites in the
  manufacturing machinery and equipment; purchases of materials and      county (1,866 acres) where customs duties can be deferred,
  equipment used in R&D and testing of finished products; purchases      reduced or eliminated to improve a company’s international
  of computer programs for reproduction or incorporation into            competitiveness.
  another computer program for resale
                                                                         To view a full list of sites and buildings available in Washington
Real Property Tax (FY 11)                   $0.948            $0.112     County, log onto www.hagerstownedc.org/propsearch.aspx
  Effective rate per $100 of assessed value                              Business Incubator
  In addition to this rate, there are some miscellaneous taxes and/      Technical Innovation Center, Hagerstown
  or special taxing areas in the county; in an incorporated area, the
  county rate will vary and a municipal rate will also apply
                                                                         Market Profile Data                Low          High       Average
Business Personal Property
Tax (FY 11)                                  $2.37              none     Land – cost per acre
  Rate per $100 of depreciated value                                       Industrial                   $30,000     $240,000 $100,000
  Exempt – manufacturing and R&D machinery, equipment, materials           Office                     $150,000      $700,000 $340,000
  and supplies; manufacturing, R&D and warehousing inventory
  In an incorporated area, a municipal rate will also apply              Rental Rates – per square foot
Major Tax Credits Available                                                Warehouse / Industrial         $2.75         $7.00        $4.00
 Enterprise Zone, Job Creation, R&D, New Jobs                              Flex / R&D / Technology        $4.00        $14.00       $10.00
                                                                           Class A Office                $10.69        $25.11       $17.04
                                        WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND
 TRANSPORTATION                                                                UTILITIES
 Highways: I-81, I-70, I-68, U.S. 40 and U.S. 11                               Electricity: Allegheny Power and Hagerstown Utilities;
 Rail: CSX Transportation, and Norfolk Southern Railway                        customers of investor-owned utilities and major cooperatives
 Truck: 140 local and long-distance trucking establishments are                may choose their electric supplier
 located in Western Maryland                                                   Gas: Natural gas supplied by Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.
 Water: Served by the Port of Baltimore, 50’ channel; a leading                Water: Municipal or county systems serve Boonsboro,
 U.S. automobile and break-bulk port; seven public terminals                   Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Hancock, Keedysville,
 including the state-of-the-art Intermodal Container Transfer                  Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport
 Facility                                                                      Sewer: Municipal or county systems in Boonsboro, Clear
 Air: Hagerstown Regional Airport offers scheduled passenger,                  Spring, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Hancock, Highfield, Keedysville,
 freight, and express service; 3,160 and 7,000 ft runways                      Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport; publicly-owned
                                                                               industrial pretreatment facility provides treatment and disposal
                                                                               of non-regulated liquid waste for businesses
 RECREATION AND CULTURE                                                        Telecommunications: Predominant local carrier - Verizon
                                                                               Maryland; state-of-the-art infrastructure, including digital, fiber
 Recreation: Black Rock Golf Course; Hagerstown Ice & Sports                   optic, wireless data, and cellular technologies; services provided
 Complex; minor league baseball; hiking on the Appalachian                     via public and private local and regional vendors; AT&T, Sprint
 Trail; swimming in a mountain lake at Greenbrier State Park;                  Nextel, and Verizon PoPs in the county
 seasonal recreation available at nearby Whitetail Ski Resort and
 Mountain Biking Center
 Historical: Antietam National Battlefield, site of the bloodiest              GOVERNMENT11
 single day battle in American history; the Miller House,                      County Seat: Hagerstown
 collections of dolls and clocks, period furniture and a turn-of-              Government: Five commissioners elected at large for four-
 the-century general store; Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National                   year terms; commissioner form of government limits county
 Historical Park; Fort Frederick State Park; and Jonathan Hager                legislative power to areas authorized by the General Assembly
 House and Museum                                                              Terry L. Baker, Pres., Board of County Comm. 240.313.2200
 Cultural: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts                           Gregory B. Murray, County Administrator 240.313.2216
 features art exhibits and chamber music concerts; the                         Website: www.washco-md.net
 Maryland Theatre, home of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra,
 hosts many shows and special events                                           County Delegation to Maryland General Assembly:
                                                                               George C. Edwards, Senate Chair 410.841.3565
 Attractions: Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Discovery Station at                   LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., House Chair 410.841.3321
 Hagerstown, Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown Premium
 Outlets                                                                       U.S. Congressional Election District: 6th
 Events: Alsatia Mummers Parade, Miss Maryland Pageant,                        County Bond Rating: AA (S&P); Aa2 (Moody’s); AA (Fitch)
 Western Maryland Blues Fest, Antietam Salute to Independence                  Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development
 Celebration at Antietam Battlefield                                           Commission
                                                                               Timothy R. Troxell, CEcD, Executive Director
                                                                               100 West Washington Street, Room 103
                                                                               Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
 FEDERAL FUNDING3 (2009)                                                       Telephone: 240.313.2280
 Direct Federal Expenditures or Obligations                                    Email: edcinfo@hagerstownedc.org
                                         Total          Per Capita
                                                                               www.hagerstownedc.org
 Total                             $923,568,189            $6,330             Sources:
                                                                              1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Maryland State Office of
   Defense                          $48,708,911             $334                Climatology (30-year averages); Maryland Geological Survey
   Non-defense                     $874,859,278            $5,996             2 Maryland Department of Planning
                                                                              3 U.S. Bureau of the Census
                                                                              4 Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce
                                                                                Information and Performance
                                                                              5 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                                                              6 Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission
                                                                              7 Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
                                                                              8 Maryland State Department of Education; Maryland Higher Education
                                                                                Commission
                                                                              9 Maryland State Dept. of Assessments and Taxation; Comptroller of the Treasury
                                                                              10 Maryland Association of Realtors
                                                                              11 Maryland State Archives; Maryland Association of Counties



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