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Maryland Wins Federal Grant to Advance Forest Industry

September 25th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan announced today that the nonprofit Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to advance Maryland’s forest products sector. The council will use the grant to develop a plan to strengthen Maryland’s forest industry through the next two decades, which will lead to job creation and business growth in designated Opportunity Zones throughout the state.

The federal funds will be matched by $150,000 in matching funds and in-kind contributions by the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources, Commerce, and Agriculture; the Maryland Agriculture and Resource Based Industries Development Corporation; Association of Forest Industries; Maryland Forests Association; Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission; and the Allegany Soil Conservation District.

One Response to “Maryland Wins Federal Grant to Advance Forest Industry”

  1. September 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm, Brian said:

    I wonder if any of this money is going to go and help all the people who cut wood for the Papermill who are now out of a job


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