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As Harford marks Business Appreciation Week, economic development score card is mixed

As Harford marks Business Appreciation Week, economic development score card is mixed

Harford County's Office of Economic Development is celebrating local businesses during the office's ninth annual Business Appreciation Week which began Monday and runs through Friday.

The annual event comes up at a time, however, when some business leaders in the county are starting question the efforts being put forth by the local government in trying to bring new businesses to the county, questioning if County Executive Barry Glassman's slogan "Harford is Open for Business" has any bite.

"Events will reinforce the value of a strong business community and spotlight Harford County's resources to help businesses thrive," an announcement from the Glassman's...

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