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Anne Arundel County Welcomes “Steak 'n Shake” to Maryland

FY 2016 Budget Makes County More Attractive to Job Creators

Millersville, MD (June 23, 2015) –Highlighting the importance of job creation and economic growth in Anne Arundel County,  County Executive Steve Schuh yesterday cut the ribbon on the long-awaited “Steak 'n Shake” restaurant in Millersville.

“When out-of-state businesses choose Anne Arundel County as the place to launch in Maryland, it is another sign of the progress we have made here just in the last six months,” said Schuh. “Our recently enacted budget cuts taxes, improves our quality of life, and makes our county even more attractive to growing businesses like ‘Steak ‘n Shake.’”

The Millersville location on Veterans Highway is the first “Steak ‘n Shake” in Maryland, and is expected to employ approximately 150 people. The restaurant is owned and operated by Khalil Ahmad, a Hanover resident. The “Steak 'n Shake” chain, founded in Illinois, has more than 500 restaurants in 29 states across the country.

Anne Arundel County’s enacted FY 2016 budget includes initiatives to create jobs and bring businesses to the county, including:

  • The largest tax cut in county history: The enacted $11 million income tax reduction will put more money in the pockets of taxpayers, attracting working families and small businesses to the area.
  • Increased investments in our roads: The budget contains a substantial $ 8.8 million increase in funding for county roads.
  • Increased investments to improve quality of life: Through the County Executive’s JumpStart Anne Arundel program in the budget, the county will begin accelerating investments in school construction, bike trails, parks, and boat ramps.

The FY 2016 budget is effective July 1, 2015.

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