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Hagerstown-Washington County EDC Launches New Website

Hagerstown-Washington County EDC Launches New Website

(Hagerstown, MD - July 7, 2008)- The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) just launched an updated version of its web site - The website incorporates the new EDC logo and unveils the EDC's new marketing approach featuring Hagerstown-Washington County as the Crossroads of Commerce. This theme builds on the strategic location of the area near Interstates 70 and 81 and will be used to market the additional growing strengths of the community.
"The new website and logo reflect our improving demographic profile, educational opportunities, and business climate which better positions Washington County to attract businesses that pay higher wages," said Timothy R. Troxell, CEcD, EDC Executive Director. "It helps us toward accomplishing our mission to be the most effective provider of information and strategic solutions to existing and prospective businesses, as well as the leading marketer of the greater Hagerstown area as a desirable business destination."
In the highly competitive field of business retention and recruitment, many businesses and site location consultants are conducting research about communities on the Internet before contacting local economic development professionals. The new, attractive and well-designed website was specifically crafted to meet site consultant needs as they can easily explore the reasons why Hagerstown-Washington County is an excellent place to do business.
A variety of innovative tools have been incorporated to help users access the many resources available on the site. Those tools include a searchable database of all the major available office and industrial buildings and sites in Washington County as well as helpful links to business climate, incentive, demographic and quality of life related information. The Featured Resources link includes electronic versions of the EDC's 2007 Annual Report, 2008 Business & Industry Directory, and the 2008 Economic Data Summary.
High Rock Studios, of Hagerstown, was the design and technical consultant for the project. For more information regarding High Rock Studios, please visit
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission is a county agency that provides assistance to new and existing businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The EDC interacts with a vast network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to address the business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county.

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