County Executive Cassilly Provides Update for Business Community at Harford Chamber’s State of the County
January 22, 2024
On Thursday, January 18th, The Harford County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual State of the County event, sponsored by MedStar Health. Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly gave his State of the County Address, sharing the administration’s accomplishments in his first full year in office and opportunities in the years to come.
Harford Chamber Board Chair, Brianne Baccaro Norris of Weyric, Cronin, Sorra, welcomed guests and recognized dignitaries in attendance. Liz Delasobera, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Ambulatory Services, offered sponsor remarks.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly presented his State of the County address. He opened by recognizing the many blessings in Harford County, citing our great medical services, fire and EMS services, schools, and agriculture, among others.
Cassilly shared that his administration has been working diligently over the past year to identify opportunities in the community. He cited the formation of the Southern County Task Force which met with residents of the Route 40 corridor to discuss quality of life improvements over the next few years. The administration also reinstated its business loan program, increasing the lending limit for local businesses, and created a new Business Navigator position to help businesses through government processes when growing their business into a brick and mortar in Harford County. Cassily also cited Harford County’s opportunities for attractions and tourism with successful events this year and beautiful natural attractions.
The County Executive noted the challenges that Harford County faces in terms of continuing to create a competitive workforce, challenging state regulatory processes for business, and new state education policies creating large budget deficits. He stated that his administration will continue to invest in high-paying and high-quality job opportunities and work to attract and retain businesses. He stated that Harford County “comes together when it counts and listens to each other’s concerns”, which will propel the county forward in the years to come.
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