ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
August 2016 - October 2016
Winchester MSA - No. 19 on Forbes' 2016 List of Best Small Places for Business and Careers

Forbes has placed the Winchester MSA among the top twenty MSAs for the last three years. The Winchester-area ranks highest in cost of doing busines (No. 35) and job growth (No. 25)   ...  MORE
Trex Company Expands into Two New Warehouses in Frederick County

Trex Company's new facilities were developed by Winchester-based Howard Shockey & Sons. The new warehouses expand Trex's current footprint in Winchester-Frederick County which already includes its headquarter operations and manufacturing   ...  MORE
Winchester Regional Airport to Expand 

Winchester Regional Airport will receive nearly $1.5 million in funds from the Federal Aviation Administration to pay for an addition to the airport's taxiway. The airport is also seeking to construct 11 hangars to accommodate future development   ...  MORE
Homestead Farm at Fruit Hill Orchard Opens in Frederick County 

A new farm market has opened in Frederick County, part of a five generation orchard business and apple empire. The Homestead Farm has 3,200 acres of apples in production, using non-GMO and organic fertilizer. The Solenberger family also operates Winchester Ciderworks   ...  MORE
Home Depot to Occupy 330,000 Sq. Ft. Distribution Center

Home Depot will open its third distribution center in Frederick County. The space will serve as an overflow facility, complementing the company's other domestic distribution center. Home Depot also operates an international distribution center in the County   ...  MORE
FEATURED UPDATE
3,000 Seventh Graders Experience the Worlds of Work

More than 65 businesses in the region provided a hands-on look at career opportunities for nearly 3,000 seventh graders this month. The career exploration event is hosted over a two-day period, allowing students to experience ten worlds (industry sectors) of work. Learn more at ExploreFrederickCareers.com
OTHER HAPPENINGS
Shenandoah University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Center
The 77,000-square-foot, $24.5 million facility will serve SU's 21 sports teams and will be available to the community for special events. Winchester-based Howard Shockey & Sons will build the complex ... MORE

Lidl, A German Grocery Company, Purchases Frederick County Site
German discount supermarket chain Lidl purchased 3.63 acres of property at the Rutherford Crossing shopping center for $1.6 million. Lidl has more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries ... MORE

Navy Federal Credit Union Recognized by Forrester
Forrester Research has ranked Navy Federal Credit Union #1 in Full-Service Banking for Customer Experience. NFCU operates a contact center in Frederick County, employing more than 1,500 ... MORE

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