DEED tours Carroll sites

November 22, 1992|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

The pitch was fast and strong on Friday, as the Carroll County Economic Development office tried to sell the benefits of locating here to members of the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.

"You need to be better informed about what is out here," said William Jenne, the county business development manager.

About 15 DEED officials took the daylong "windshield tour" and bused past the county's choice industrial sites, including the Carroll County Air Business Center and the Eldersburg Business Center.

Prices for land and space rental were provided at every site, rangingfrom about $45,000 per acre at the proposed Trenton Business Center in Hampstead to about $90,000 per acre at the Carroll County Air Business Center.

The group also toured the Carroll County Regional Airport, which will build a 5,100-foot runway and hangars for corporate planes in the spring.

"I feel it is highly important to keep [DEED officials] familiar with the opportunities for business prospects in the county," Mr. Jenne said.

The state officials agreed that the trip will help them sell the state and Carroll County to companies in the United States and abroad.

"You have to know your inventory," said Tom Busci, who works with international prospects for DEED.

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