Business Government 

Business Is Booming in Frederick County

One hundred percent of Frederick County businesses asked during Business Appreciation Week said they like doing business here, County Executive Jan Gardner announced today during her weekly public information briefing. “Our high quality of life is one of the main factors driving the economic growth in Frederick County, along with location and growth potential,” said Executive Gardner. “Clearly Frederick County is a great place to do business!” A record number of Frederick County businesses expect to expand in the coming year, according to feedback received during the county’s 18th annual Business Appreciation Week visits. Executive Gardner…

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Business Glade Valley 

Renovated McDonald’s Re-Opens

With little fanfare, the Walkersville McDonald’s re-opened this morning. The restaurant closed two weeks ago for renovations. With a flurry of activity on the site, the building got a face-lift inside and out.  The long vacated fenced playground no longer greets visitors and passers-by with the appearance of a ghost-town. Now, a modern McDonald’s with fresh pavement, paint, and landscaping invites patronage of Walkersville’s McDonald’s Restaurant.

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Business Government 

Frederick County Leadership Committed to Assisting Toys R Us Employees Affected By Closures

Toys R Us announced yesterday plans to close or sell all of its U.S. stores as it struggles through the bankruptcy process and increasing competition nationwide. The company employed 355 people at the height of the past holiday season in Frederick County, including 320 at their distribution center on Geoffrey Way and 35 at their retail store on W. Patrick Street in the City of Frederick. Frederick County Workforce Services is ready to respond with their rapid response team dedicated to assisting employees affected by layoffs. “We’ve reached out to the leadership at both…

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