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State Agencies
The goal of the Authority is to construct a
modern, efficient food distribution center capable
of satisfying most of the wholesale food
requirements of the Baltimore and Washington
metropolitan areas. This endeavor is based on the
recommendations made by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture after a two year investigation of
the antiquated, inefficient, and unsanitary
markets in Baltimore. Maryland was the third
area in the world, following Paris and
Philadelphia, to undertake such a development.
This concept is now being followed by most of
the world's large metropolitan areas.
The Authority is developing a 398-acre site at
the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Maryland
Route 175 in Howard County near Jessup for the
establishment of the Maryland Wholesale Food
Center. The Center will be able to provide better
quality food products to Maryland consumers
more efficiently and at less cost than possible pri-
or to the establishment of a consolidated food
center. As of June 30, 1978, approximately
1,380,000 square feet of food warehousing space
has been completed or is under construction
within the Food Center at an estimated cost of
$37 million. Furthermore, the Authority has
signed commitments for construction of an addi-
tional 533,000 square feet of food warehousing
space. Of 330 saleable acres, approximately 165
acres have been sold or leased as of June 30,
1978. It is estimated that approximately $100
million will be invested in food distribution facili-
ties by the completion of the project.
The State's total investment of $9 million will
be completely repaid over a period of years. The
original Act provided an initial loan of $4 million
in State general obligation bonds for land acquisi-
tion and development. An additional $5 million
loan for Produce Market construction was pro-
vided by Chapter 409, Acts of 1969.
The original Act permitted the Authority to is-
sue $6 million in negotiable revenue bonds. As of
June 30, 1978, $2 million has been privately sold,
with $1 million being purchased by the Equitable
Trust Company in order to finance a portion of
the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market. The
revenue bonds sold are structured in such a man-
ner as not to be a direct encumbrance on Author-
ity revenues.
During Fiscal Year 1979 the Authority will
complete roadways and utilities to serve the
Phase III area of the project, which is the only
remaining undeveloped portion. In January 1976
the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market began
operations. This facility, containing 204,500

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square feet, is fully leased and has twenty-four
produce merchant tenants who were formerly in
the Baltimore metropolitan area. Plans are now
being prepared for an approximate 86,000 square
foot addition to the Market at an estimated cost
of $2.25 million dollars, which will be partially fi-
nanced by the sale of $1.5 million in Authority
Revenue Bonds. The satisfactory outcome of con-
struction of the Maryland Wholesale Produce
Market, combined with the previous separate
land sales to Giant Food, Inc., Distribution
Centers, Inc., Smelkinson Brothers Corporation,
American Foodservices, Albright Wholesale, The
Equitable Trust Company, and The Truckers Inn
assures the operational and financial success of
the Maryland Wholesale Food Center (Code
1957, Art. 41, sees. 410, 412, 413, 416),
Chairperson: Thelma Conner, Worcester County,
Vice-Chairperson: Rufus C. Johnson, Wicomico
County, 1984.
Secretary-Treasurer: Amold H. Maner
Wicomico County Representatives: Robert Law-
rence, 1980; David Stein, 1981; J, Morris
Jones, 1982.
Worcester County Representatives: Charles
Lynch, 1983; Marvin McGoogan, 1985.
President: Arnold H. Maner
Dean of Instruction: Thomas D. Sepe
Director ofStudent Affairs: Martin H. Nadelman
Director of Community Education and Services:
Nola Arnold
Business Manager: Mark Rudnick
1202 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury 21801 Telephone: 749-8181
Wor-Wic Tech Community College is a public
two-year institution established by the State
Board for Community Colleges in 1975 with the
prior approval of both county governments as a
vocational-technical community college "without

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