Harford County’s Office of Economic Development recognized the official opening of the new office last week with a ribbon cutting, formal program and open house.
According to the county’s press release,
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Office of Economic Development Director Karen Holt offered opening remarks.
“Consolidating services at this state-of-the-art facility will be a game changer allowing us to attract more business and move Harford County forward as Maryland’s new center of opportunity,” said County Executive Barry Glassman. Director Karen Holt added, “We are pleased to share with you and showcase a full suite of business services in a consolidated, modernized, tech-equipped and resource-enriched environment.”
The celebration included the following speakers from the business community highlighting the benefits of the new office space from their perspective: Harford Business Innovation Center President Jill McClune, vice president of Contracts & Federal Compliance for Avon Protection Systems; Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board Chair Eric McLauchlin, Esq., Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC; Corporate Commons tenants Chris Stone, president of E-Moxie and John-Paul Lapps, vice president of Federal Initiatives, NextGen Federal Systems, LLC; and GroundFloor member Tamera Rush, CEO and president of Tenax Technology. Corporate Commons is co-located with the Office of Economic Development, offering private office space for established companies choosing to work in close proximity to available business resources. GroundFloor, also co-located with Economic Development, is an open plan collaborative workspace for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.