ARC Awards Grant for I-68 Regional Economic Partnership

Last Updated on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:38am | Garrett County Economic Development

Subject:  I-68 Regional Economic Partnership
Grantee:  Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc.
               Frostburg, MD
Local Contact:  Guy Winterberg
                       (301) 689-1300
Congressional District(s):  MD: 6; WV: 1
Funding:  ARC         $ 48,000
               Local          48,000
               Total        $ 96,000

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Appalachian Regional Commission announced today approval of a grant in the amount of $48,000 to the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc. for the I-68 Regional Economic Partnership.
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc.seeks technical assistance to develop an Economic Development plan for the l-68 region located in Maryland and West Virginia. The project will include the development of a regional asset map, regional labor shed analysis, a target industry list and a county specific, as well as regional, list of recommendations. The data and maps will provide quantitative data for new and expanding companies to reference when looking to build, hire, or expand. It will be the intent to identify what industries should be targeted to form new cluster industries. Project outcomes are employer-articulated workforce training and job creation from implementation of a unified strategic plan for the l-68 region. In addition to ARC funds, local sources will provide $48,000, bringing the total project funding to $96,000. This ARC support is part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative.
About the Appalachian Regional Commission: The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal ARC™s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity, and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia and help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. More information is available at

Date Approved: 1/19/2017