Our Work in Maryland

In partnership with the State of Maryland, ARC is supporting 18 projects in Maryland totaling $3.2 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by $11.7 million and are attracting an additional $3.1 million in leveraged private investments in Maryland. They are also creating or retaining 380 jobs, training and educating 1,025 students and workers, and benefitting the 250,000 residents in Maryland’s 3 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Larry Hogan

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Wendi W. Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth

Office of the Governor
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1501
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

ARC State Program Manager:
David Cotton, ARC Program Manager

Maryland Department of Planning
113 Baltimore Street, Suite 302
Cumberland, MD 21502

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2021, ARC and the State of Maryland partnered on the following investments and projects.

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Economic Opportunities
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in Appalachian Maryland
Critical Infrastructure
invested in Maryland’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Ready Workforce
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of Maryland’s Appalachian residents to work and succeed
Additional Priorities
invested to leverage natural and cultural assets and cultivate leadership and community capacity in Appalachian Maryland

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2021

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2021 investments in Maryland.

Investments in Action

Western Maryland Works

With ARC support, Western Maryland Works purchased state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment. Allegany College of Maryland now trains students in machining, welding, and industrial maintenance at the facility.

State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2023

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(3 out of 24 counties): Allegany, Garrett, and Washington

Local Development Districts

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc

State Links