The Garrett County Board of Commissioners have completed the sale of a former Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) building to local company GCC Technologies-a move the Commissioners hope will serve as a model for economic development in rural Maryland. GCC Technologies provides a range of information technology, database development/maintenance, and custom computer programming services. The company, who relocated to the county in 2007, has grown exponentially over the course of the past five years.
Jim Bailey, Managing Member and President of GCC, stated that, “The purchase of the property in the Southern Garrett Business & Technology Park is a very important step in our plans to expand our services to our clients, increase jobs for local residents, and contribute to the continued economic growth of the county and state.”
Shirley Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of GCC, added that, “Since moving to Garrett County, we have found the business environment to be very supportive of small businesses and the work ethic of county residents to be extraordinary.”
“GCC Tech, LLC should serve as a model for economic development in Garrett County; GCC Tech started out as a small company with 17 employees and it is exciting to see of their growth to over well over 100 employees. We congratulate them for their successes, and we thank them for their investment in our community, and our Economic Development Department stands ready assist them and other businesses when the need arises. I appreciate all of the effort and assistance that Economic Director Jim Hinebaugh and his staff have put forth in working with GCC Tech to facilitate greater economic opportunities for them and our residents. Garrett County provided assistance and support that helped the business grow, capitalizing on the talent and skill of the local workforce. GCC Tech’s success and growth illustrates what can happen when local government takes a proactive approach and partners with the business community.”
The building was purchased by Garrett County this past December. The $1.15 million proceeds from the sale will go the the county’s fund balance.
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