Governor Moore and Cabinet Visit Frederick County

On Friday, March 3, Governor Wes Moore and members of his cabinet visited Frederick, MD. The visit was part of the governor’s “Cabinet Meeting Road Tour,” getting to know Maryland’s regions and the issues that are important to them. A number of local elected officials from both Frederick City and County also took part in the day.

The group’s Friday visit included a tour of Frederick Community College’s recently renovated health labs, and a stop in downtown Frederick to meet with company Quantum Loophole and economic development partners at the ROOT building. Leaders of Quantum Loophole’s management team gave a detailed presentation to the Governor and his cabinet, describing the data center campus project coming to southern Frederick County. The Quantum Frederick project is a first-of-its-kind, environmentally friendly data center campus that will bring a number of benefits to the community including fiber connectivity and job creation.

Regarding the project, Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Acting Executive Director Jodie Bollinger says, “We are thrilled to have Quantum Loophole in Frederick County as this is an exciting development that will revolutionize the data center industry, bring economic benefits to the area and showcase the innovative spirit of the county. Their project is a game-changer for the data center industry and is sure to generate tremendous interest and demand from businesses around the world.”

Quantum Loophole is changing the way we think about data centers. Their advanced quantum computing technology enables them to build hyperscale data centers that are faster, more efficient and more secure than traditional centers. The project is located in Adamstown at the former 2,200 acre Alcoa Eastalco site and recently announced their first tenant, Aligned Data Center.  According to Quantum Loophole, the Data Center Maryland Sales and Use Tax Exemption Incentive program, Frederick County’s fast track permitting, the County’s amendment to zoning laws that lists critical data infrastructure as a permitted use in industrial zoned plots, and the lower costs of energy and water made the Frederick County the ideal site.

You can learn more about the Quantum Frederick project here.