BALTIMORE COUNTY— Will Anderson, Baltimore County Director of Department Economic and Workforce Development announced 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.