Firm Gets Relocation Grant

The Prince George's County Council last week approved a $130,000 state grant for Canada Dry Potomac Corp.'s $6.6 million expansion and relocation from Springfield to Ardmore Ardwick Business Park in Landover.

The county will kick in $14,444 on top of the grant from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Industrial and Commercial Redevelopment Fund.

"The grant will assist Canada Dry in relocating water and sewer lines at the new location and allow them to expand more," said Joseph J. James, president of the Economic Development Corp., the quasi-public economic development group that helped the company secure the grant.

The company's new 150,000-square- foot facility will be on 14 acres in the business park. Construction is expected to be completed before the end of next year.

Chamber Panel Discussion

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will host "Business Forecast 2000: Our Economic Outlook" from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Sheraton International Hotel at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The event will look at the economic state of affairs and the state of development in the region, among other things. Maryland Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari will deliver the keynote.

Peter Behr, business writer for The Washington Post, will moderate. Among those on the panel are William Badger, chief executive of Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp.; David Edgerley, director of Montgomery Economic Development Corp.; Jim Hughes, acting assistant secretary for business at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development; Joseph J. James, president of Prince George's County Economic Development Corp.; and Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

There also will be a question-and-answer forum after the panel. Development issues and projects to be discussed include regional transportation, investment in high-technology growth, competition for regional and national business headquarters and divisions and labor availability, education and training.

For more information, call Walt Townshend at 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

'Women in Politics' Talk

The Choices and Challenges program of the Bowie-Crofton Business and Professional Women's Club will present Prince George's County Council member Audrey E. Scott (R-Bowie) discussing "Women in Politics" at its meeting Monday. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Huntington Community Center.

The Choices and Challenges programs are career awareness and drug, alcohol and crime prevention programs for boys and girls ages 8 through 16. For more information on the meeting, call Beatrice Jones Ross at 301-262-4155 or Marianela del Pino Rivera at 301-262-1500.

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