Our Work in Maryland

In partnership with the State of Maryland, ARC is supporting 22 projects in Maryland totaling $4 million in fiscal year 2023. These investments have been matched by $5.7 million in Maryland. They are also training and educating 5,480 students and workers, and benefitting the 250,000 residents in Maryland’s 3 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Wes Moore

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Rebecca L. Flora, Secretary

Maryland Department of Planning
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1101
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

ARC State Program Manager:
David Cotton, ARC Program Manager

Maryland Department of Planning
113 Baltimore Street, Suite 302
Cumberland, MD 21502

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2023, ARC and the State of Maryland partnered on the following investments and projects.

Community Infrastructure
invested in Maryland to ensure access to reliable and affordable broadband, clean water and updated wastewater systems, highways, and more
Workforce Ecosystem
invested in Maryland to expand community systems that will help Appalachians obtain a job, stay on the job, and advance their careers
Regional Culture & Tourism
invested in preserving Maryland’s local history, culture, and natural assets
Community Leaders & Capacity
invested in growing the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and communities to address challenges and create opportunities in Maryland

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2023

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2023 investments in Maryland.

Investments in Action

Western Maryland Works

With ARC support, Western Maryland Works purchased state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment. Allegany College of Maryland now trains students in machining, welding, and industrial maintenance at the facility.

State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2025

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(3 out of 24 counties): Allegany, Garrett, and Washington

Local Development Districts

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc

State Links