Business Glade Valley Government 

County Calls for Critical Farms Program Applications

The Frederick Agricultural Land Preservation Program has opened up an application cycle for the Frederick County Critical Farms Program. The Critical Farms Program assists full-time farmers in purchasing new farmland and also works to preserve the land. Since the county program began in 1994, it has assisted 44 farmers in acquiring farms and preserved more than 5,560 acres of farmland. The program was created to help farmers compete with non-farm buyers who oftentimes have resources not available to farmers and therefore are in a more competitive position to buy farmland.…

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Business Glade Valley Government 

Executive Gardner Announces Agricultural Initiatives

County Executive Jan Gardner announced initiatives to support the longterm economic viability of agriculture in Frederick County. A survey of farmers and the agriculturebased industry will be launched today through April 11 and will be used to develop proposals and direct legislation that will best support local farmers. The results will be released and form the basis for a special Agriculture Business Viability Roundtable on Earth Day – Monday, April 22. The roundtable is open to the public and will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall, 12 East…

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Business Glade Valley Uncategorized 

Gas Stations & Convenience Stores Galore

Last week, Rutter’s opened its doors and fuel pumps becoming the third such facility built or expanded in so many years. Next month, Frederick County will hear plans for a fourth such business along the same two mile stretch of Woodsboro Pike through Walkersville. An applicant submitted plans to build a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station directly across the street from Sheetz. That lot, which currently is home to a car wash, lies outside of Walkersville. As a result, Frederick County decides this development project. “SP86-09 DISCOVERY CENTER 7-11…

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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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