Developers see culture shift in Frederick County’s business approach

Subtitle: Frederick more welcoming under Young board; no public announcements for projects yet
Source: Gazette
Author: Katherine Heerbrandt
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Date Published: 02/23/2012

Frederick County’s new motto, “Open for Business,” sets off alarm bells for some, while others offer high praise. But although the barbs and accolades fly, it’s too soon to tell whether the business-friendly focus adopted by Frederick’s Board of County Commissioners in 2011 will have the intended effect of economic growth and lower taxes, said board President Blaine R. Young (R). Although he cannot name any specific projects on the horizon because of the confidential nature of negotiations, he said there is serious interest from companies that want to come to Frederick, including one that might bring 400 jobs to the county.