Top 5 Blogs of 2022

These were the most read and most talked about blogs of the year.  Revisit the top stories that made 2022 an exceptional year for economic development.

  1. Top 50 Under 40 Revealed

Kicking off the year strong, FCOED in partnership with Frederick Magazine revealed Frederick County’s Top 50 Under 40. We have had a great time getting to know more about these young professionals in our weekly blogs.

  1. Bollinger Named Acting Director

Longtime economic development professional Jodie Bollinger was named Acting Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Former Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner named Bollinger to the position following the retirement of Helen Propheter.

  1. Manufacturing Matters in Frederick County

FCOED unveiled the new website The site was developed to strengthen and foster the growth of Frederick County’s manufacturing industry by providing resources, connections and tools to succeed.  The launch included a video campaign highlighting local manufacturers and in the fall, was named a 2022 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing by the Regional Manufacturing Institute. 

  1. Aligned Data Centers Signs Agreement with Quantum Loophole

Quantum Loophole, Inc., an innovative developer of first-of-its-kind Gigawatt-scale master planned data center communities, announced that Aligned Data Centers has signed an agreement to acquire land, power, and water at Quantum Loophole’s Frederick County, Maryland data center campus.

  1. Ellume Earns National Honor for Community Impact

Ellume USA was awarded Trade & Industry Development Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Award in the Community Impact category. Ellume is one of only 14 projects in the nation that has earned this distinction.