Economic development booms in county

  • February 28, 2013

Economic development boomed in Washington County in 2012, with 73 new projects accounting for more than $346 million in capital investment.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce publicized those and other economic development figures Thursday at its monthly business breakfast at Southpointe Golf Club, Cecil Township.

The county also invested $7,7 million last year to leverage $25.8 million in public/private job-creation projects. And its tourism industry experienced a large boost, with direct visitor spending increasing 15 percent in one year to $669.2 million.

“We’re trying to keep our country charm and our taxes low to help continue driving our economy,” said county commissioners chairman Larry Maggi, who answered questions along with fellow board members Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober Jr. More than 200 attended.


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