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Under Anderson’s Tenure, Baltimore County Made Significant Progress in a Number of Key Projects and Priorities

Baltimore County Director of Department Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson announced today that he will depart Baltimore County government, effective July 31, 2020.

“Will has been a dedicated partner and tireless worker who has played a key role in many transformational economic development projects across Baltimore County,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olzewski said. “I extend my gratitude for his years of service to the people of Baltimore County and I wish him the very best.”

“It’s been an honor to serve and I’m so proud of the impact our team has achieved by meeting the needs of our existing employers, helping them grow, and capitalizing on Baltimore County’s unique assets to expand opportunity. Few things are as satisfying as helping people find new jobs, or companies hire new people,” Director Anderson said. “We live in a special place, one with great resiliency and deeply connected, diverse communities. These strengths drive my love and optimism for our county and region. I’m confident that Baltimore County will continue to innovate and expand on what is possible in the years to come.”

Mr. Anderson joined Baltimore County government as the Director of Economic and Workforce Development in 2013. Under Anderson’s tenure, Baltimore County made significant progress in a number of key projects and priorities, including:

  • The redevelopment of Tradepoint Atlantic at Sparrows Point. During Anderson’s time with Baltimore County the historic site transformed from a shuttered steel mill into a hub for global commerce while creating thousands of new jobs from companies, including FedEx Ground, Amazon and Under Armour.
  • Bringing the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to Baltimore County in 2018, the first U.S. Guinness brewery since 1954. The $50 million project has become a major tourist attraction in Baltimore County welcoming more than 400,000 visitors in its first year.
  • Reinvigorating the stalled $700 million Owings Mills-Metro Centre project, Baltimore County’s first Transit Oriented Development.
  • Supporting downtown Towson’s ongoing renaissance, attracting $1 billion in private development through projects including Towson Circle, Towson Row and renovations at the Shops at Kenilworth.
  • Helping ensure McCormick & Co. headquarters remained in Baltimore County, retaining thousands of jobs while supporting other major projects, including the expansion of Stanley Black & Decker in Greenleigh and the new Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Timonium.
  • Supporting efforts to earn Baltimore County’s first Arts & Entertainment District designation in Catonsville.
  • Adding tourism as a pillar of the County’s economic development strategy.

Baltimore County will engage in a search to identify Anderson’s replacement.


Free Webinars to Feature Q&A With Finance and Legal Professionals

As Baltimore County businesses face unprecedented threats to their continued viability, County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced that the County’s economic and workforce development professionals will host a series of free webinars to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.

The series will offer participants live direct access to panels of local subject matter experts. Topics will focus on support resources for small businesses and affected workers, progressing from immediate stopgap financial programs to longer-term recovery strategies.

“We know that businesses and families are struggling during this global health crisis and we will continue to do all we can to help people figure out which programs best support their immediate and longer-term needs,” said County Executive Olszewski, who plans to participate in Tuesday’s online session.

Series Kicks Off Tuesday, April 21 With a Session on Small Business Relief Resources

The first “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID and Beyond,” will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at baltimorecountybusiness.com. Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted on the webpage.

The 60-minute session will be moderated by Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson and will feature an expert panel with a live question and answer session with local subject matter specialists. The panelists include experienced legal and financial professionals who are advising clients every day on COVID-19 issues, and are themselves members of the Baltimore County small businesses community.

  • John Fiedler, CPA, Wolfe & Fiedler, PA
  • Charles R. Kassouf, Attorney, Managing Member of The Law Office of Charles R. Kassouf, LLC
  • David Miller, CPA, Partner at Kenneally & Company
  • Carla Nelson Chambers, Managing Principal of The Nelson Ideation Group, LLC

“It can be overwhelming to figure out what local, state and federal stimulus programs you qualify for and which programs may be most helpful given individual circumstances,” said Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson. “This first webinar will provide an overview, plus offer business people the chance to ask specific legal and financial questions of our expert panel.”

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) has compiled an overview of resources and assistance available to affected employers and employees. This information is available on the department’s website and updates are posted on Facebook.


Over 35 Employers With Open Positions Will Be Present

Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) will hold their Fifth Annual Fall Career Fair on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Eastpoint Mall. The event is a partnership between DEWD, the Maryland Department of Labor and Eastpoint Mall.

With over 35 employers with open positions to fill, the event is an opportunity for residents to find or start their next career. The event will take place in the lower level concourse of Eastpoint Mall, located at 7839 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, Maryland 21224.

"This is our fifth year organizing this career fair for Baltimore County and surrounding County/City residents," said Will Anderson, Director of DEWD. "We are grateful that there are so many employers who are willing and ready to hire the local talent that is available here and we are looking forward to a great turnout. This is a perfect example of County Executive Olszewski's reboot of economic development and job opportunity expansion."

Event: Fifth Annual Fall Career Fair
When: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Where: Eastpoint Mall (7839 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, Maryland 21224), lower level concourse
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
What: Over 35 employers with open positions to fill
Cost: Free, but registration is requested

"It takes a comprehensive, forward looking strategy to improve employment opportunities for Baltimore County residents," said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. "I applaud our Workforce Development team and the employers who are working to make this career fair a success for our residents."

Employers Scheduled to Attend the Career Fair

Employers scheduled to attend the Career Fair include: Aerotek, Amazon, AT&T Portables, Baltimore County Government, Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore County Public Schools, Burlington, CCBC Job Network, Checkers, Community College of Baltimore County, Flashpoint Personnel, Floor and Decor, GBMC HealthCare, Hendersen-Webb Inc., Humanim, JCPenney, Johns Hopkins University, LIDS, Maryland Public Television, the Maryland School for the Blind, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Mercy Medical Center, Metro Staffing LLC, Middle River Aerostructure Systems, NPower, Oasis Health Ventures LLC, Primerica, Sherwin-Williams, Southwest Airlines, the State Of Maryland, Tailored Staffing, The Andersons, TMD Staffing and Xpress Exterior Design.

To register for the Career Fair or find out more information, visit www.BaltimoreCountyJobFair.com.

About the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development provides business and workforce services that attract, retain and expand businesses; foster the creation of high quality jobs; prepare and train residents for in-demand careers; bring employers together with the qualified talent; and expands Baltimore County's economic base. For more information, visit www.BaltimoreCountyMD.gov/business.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017