Maryland

Our Work in Maryland

In partnership with the State of Maryland, ARC is supporting 21 projects in Maryland totaling over $2.6 million in fiscal year 2019. These investments have been matched by almost $20.4 million and are attracting an additional $10 million in leveraged private investments in Maryland. They are also creating or retaining 700 jobs, training and educating more than 4,600 students and workers, and benefitting the 251,000 residents in Maryland’s 3 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Governor:
Honorable Larry Hogan

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Wendi W. Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth
email: wendi.peters@maryland.gov

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

ARC State Program Manager:
David Cotton, ARC Program Manager
email: david.cotton@maryland.gov

Maryland Department of Planning
113 Baltimore Street, Suite 302
Cumberland, MD 21502
301.777.2161

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the State of Maryland partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
$1.1M
invested in Maryland’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Ready Workforce
$915K
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of Maryland’s Appalachian residents to work and succeed
Leadership and Community Capacity
$232K
invested to build the capacity and skills of Appalachia’s current and next-generation leaders and organizations in Maryland to advance community and economic development
Natural and Cultural Assets
$326K
invested to leverage the economic potential of Appalachia’s natural and cultural heritage 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 2021

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