An aerospace company is getting a five-year, $100,000 cash incentive to start operations in Washington County.
Mecaer Aviation Group, or MAG, of Philadelphia will do helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul at Hagerstown Regional Airport, according to Washington County Administrator Gregory B. Murray.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed on Tuesday to give MAG an incentive of $20,000 a year for five years.
In return, MAG must have at least 18 full-time jobs at the airport each year. The jobs must have an average annual salary of at least $50,000 each.
Murray said MAG will move into a 17,000-square-foot hangar at the airport.
The local operation is expected to start by Aug. 30.
Murray said during the meeting that the county is offering a total of $100,000 in incentives to get a guaranteed $900,000 worth of new salaries.
After the meeting, he said Tuesday was the first time the county was releasing the name of the company, following previous private negotiations.
The Herald-Mailreported last month that a new aeronautics business was coming to the airport.
Greg Larsen, the airport’s business development manager, said at the time that an aviation-maintenance-technology training program that Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics offers locally was part of the draw for the company.
Larsen said he had been working for two years to bring the company to Washington County.