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Economy Task Force Seeking Commitment from State

December 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A task force backed by District 1 Senator George Edwards has been working for several years now to improve the economy in Allegany, Washington and Garrett counties- and the hope is it will lead to a substantial state investment in the near future. The organization, known as the “Task Force on the Economic Future of Western Maryland”, is co-chaired by Edwards and Delegate Jason Buckel. The task force began as a response to the slow rate of economic growth in Maryland’s western panhandle, especially when compared to the rest of the state. During Thursday’s annual Allegany County Chamber of Commerce pre-session breakfast meeting, Buckel said that the Task Force is seeking a $100 million commitment from the state over a five year period…