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Talent & Workforce

Our productive, dedicated, and well-rounded regional workforce of 400,000 has made the county a choice location for manufacturers, financial services, and distribution companies.

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Wages & Affluence

Washington County has a stable cost market; low household income, low cost of living, and a large number and percent of households with income below $60,000, and low projected income growth.

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Workforce Supply

Washington County has very strong supply of workforce (~161,000 workers) with notable visibility within the community (15.9% of all workers are in Production/Transportation).

General Population 2017

  • 30 Minutes Drive Area – 321,112
  • 10 Mile Radius – 159,430
  • Percent of 30 minute population within 10 miles – 49.6%

Washington County has optimal growth (15.8%) that is positive without overwhelming local infrastructure.

Age 2017 (%)

Average – 40.3

*Projected growth 18-40 year olds 2017-2027 – 15.8%

Civilian Labor Force

Total 161,340

Target Employment 2017

Occupation Production/Transportation – 24,443
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Occupation Production/Transportation 30 min drive
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Department of Business Development

Washington County Administration Complex
100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 1401

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-313-2280
TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
 
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
 
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.