Top 10 Blogs of 2021

These were the most read and most talked about blogs of the year.  Revisit the top stories that made 2021 an exceptional year for economic development.

  1. Kite Flying High in Frederick County – To learn more about Kite's new manufacturing facility, OED met with Chris McDonald, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Manufacturing at Kite and Jim Jackson, Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Site Head at Kite. 
  1. Tour of Kite Pharma, Inc. – Kite Pharma, Inc. and Coakley Williams Construction provided a tour of Kite’s new facility to Frederick County, City of Frederick and Maryland Department of Commerce representatives
  1. Ellume to Open Diagnostics Manufacturing Facility in Frederick County – Ellume, an Australian-based company that develops diagnostic solutions for infectious diseases, announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Frederick County.
  1. Fusion Car Wash Locates to Frederick County –  Fusion Carwash opened their Spectrum Drive location in January of 2021.  They are in the process of expanding and building another facility on Thomas Johsnon Drive, which is expected to open by the end of 2022.
  1. A Celebration of Mother-Daughter and Mother-Son Local Businesses in Frederick – On Mother’s Day, we celebrated several mother-daughter and mother-son local businesses here in Frederick County.
  1. Sherman Coleman Transitions to New Frederick County Position – Sherman Coleman transitioned into a newly created position within the Human Resources Division of Frederick County Government. 
  1. Lonza Walkersville Growing Their Workforce – Lonza Walkersville is looking to grow their team , and they have shared with us some insights.
  1. You Don’t Want to Miss This - Homegrown Frederick 2021 –  This is the ninth year this magazine is being published and this year we followed three farmers through the four seasons. A story that hits home about the life of farming in the fields, to the barns and behind the scenes of how that delicious craft beverage is made.
  1. Middletown’s Main Street Receives Special Recognition – Middletown was selected to receive special recognition for transforming Middletown’s Main Street.
  1. A One-of-a-Kind Workspace Experience at Historical Wren’s Nest –  In support of and solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development highlighted Greg Wigle and W. Kirk Denton and celebrated their substantial impact on Frederick County.