Economic priorities announced
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY
Local economic developers on Monday night asked business and community leaders for feedback about this year's plans to bolster business in Washington County.
James G. Pierne, chairman of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, announced the EDC's proposed 2002 Strategic Priorities at the agency's annual Strategic Planning Dinner at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown.
EDC priorities range from identifying and marketing the county's assets to bringing in new businesses to building a stronger local work force through business-education partnerships.
Some of the nearly 60 people in attendance - including business and education leaders, local politicians, heads of civic groups and representatives from state business agencies- stressed the importance of educating the work force, supporting existing businesses, marketing the county's attractive location and keeping businesses in Hagerstown.