Maryland

Maryland

Maryland

Our Work in Maryland In partnership with the State of Maryland, ARC is supporting 18 projects in Maryland totaling $2.1 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $2.4 million in Maryland. They are also training and educating 240 students and workers, and benefitting the 250,000 residents…
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Governor Wes Moore

Governor Wes Moore was sworn in as the 63rd Governor of Maryland on January 18, 2023. He is Maryland’s first Black governor in the state’s 246-year history, and is just the third African American elected Governor in the history of the United States. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Oct.
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David Cotton

Maryland Department of Planning.
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Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Catalyst Connection: Bringing a New Energy to Northern Appalachia 

ARC’s Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is a funding opportunity driving large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects. Launched in 2022 using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) ARISE is strengthening Appalachian businesses and industries, and supporting the…
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Allegany

Western Maryland: Elevating the Outdoors

Two Appalachian Maryland counties used BIL funds to expand outdoor recreation by attracting new businesses and more visitors.
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Path to Prosperity

Path to Prosperity is brought to you by the SBA, FDIC, and USDA. Path to Prosperity is a regional business development series. This NO-COST event will focus on the states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Path to Prosperity will consist of panel discussions comprised of…
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Hagerstown, MD: Upgrading to Efficient, Environmentally Conscious Infrastructure  

Building Appalachia’s infrastructure has been an ARC investment priority for 58 years, especially the development and maintenance of basic infrastructure systems for water, sewer, energy, and stormwater. ARC’s Area Development Program invested $66.8 million in water and sewer projects alone in Fiscal Year 2022. When thinking about economic growth,…
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Maryland

Allegany

Frostburg State University: Advancing Technology in Western Maryland 

In September 2021, Frostburg State University received the state of Maryland’s first-ever ARC POWER implementation grant. The $1,480,979 award helped continue the development of the Advanced Technology Center at Frostburg’s Innovation Park, which works to strengthen Western Maryland’s economy by creating new job opportunities…
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Brooke’s House: Giving New Purpose to Women in Recovery

When Kevin Simmers lost his daughter Brooke to an opioid overdose in 2015, he knew he needed to honor her legacy by carrying out her dream: opening a transitional house for women recovering from substance use disorder. He and his wife, Dana, broke ground on Brooke’s House three years…
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Maryland

Allegany

Allegany College of Maryland Manufacturing Training Program: Western Maryland Works

Western Maryland Works is a full-service makerspace, small-business incubator project that provides access to technology and equipment, and training facility focusing on machining, welding, and industrial maintenance. With ARC support, Western Maryland Works purchased state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronic classroom systems, general furnishings, equipment for wood working,…
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