As a small business owner, Mark understands the importance of having a business friendly environment and a strong economy. The work of our Office of Economic Development to attract new businesses to our county, as well as support, retain, and foster the growth of existing businesses, should be encouraged and reinforced. Job growth is a top priority.
There are a number of ways to attract the best businesses. They include having commercial property ready and available with the required infrastructure; having livable, sustainable and safe communities for employees and their families to live; roads that aren’t congested; and vibrant urban centers, like we have in downtown Frederick. And the best, high paying businesses require a well-educated and trained workforce. Mark believes that a high quality Education is the key to Economic Prosperity.