State Highway Administration: Keep county slogans off signs on state roads

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Pete McCarthy
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Date Published: 01/31/2012

Frederick County wants to make it known that the county is “open for business.” That might be the slogan the board of commissioners has adopted, but the State Highway Administration says those three words don’t belong on signs along state roads. “People put up signs because it sends a message,” Commissioners President Blaine Young said Monday. “We want to send a message that we’re open for business. We are thankful for the businesses here, and we are doing what we can to make the environment more business-friendly.” The signs in question say: “Welcome to Frederick County. Open for Business.”