New Program Supports Farm and Fishing Business Start Ups
F³ Tech Pre-Accelerator test drives ideas, markets, and funding for early stage companies
Emily’s Produce Has a New Picnic/Party Menu
Impress your guests with locally picked & Produced options directly from your LOCAL farmer.
The START1UP Showcase event was held in downtown Annapolis on March 14th.
Time to Get Your Irish On
The Dorchester County Historical Society will host its third St. Paddy’s Day Tea on Saturday.
Cambridge Office Space
New professional class A office space available on Moose Lodge Road.
Turning Point Residential Service Agency
Turning Point Residential Service Agency is the latest member of the co-work space in the Eastern Shore Innovation Center.
Industrial Space Available
Two industrial spaces are available for rent in Church Creek.
MD DNR has a new workforce program named Work2live Well.
Harriet Tubman Visitor Center Celebrates its One Year
On March 10-11, 2018, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center celebrates its one year anniversary.
ND Senior Named as Candidate for Presidential Scholar
Mizell Cooper, a senior at North Dorchester High School, has been named as a candidate for recognition as a Presidential Scholar.
Summer MACo Conference
The Summer conference “Water, Water Everywhere," will be held in Ocean City, MD, on August 15-18. Registration is now open. For more information visit http://www.mdcounties.org/MACoCon.
National Small Business Week – April 29 – May 5
Take this opportunity to celebrate small businesses and the contributions that they make to our local communities and our economy.
National Small Business Week Virtual Conference – May 1-3
Join the FREE, 3-Day Virtual Conference during Small Business Week and watch 12 educational webinars, get free information and resources from sponsors, and network with fellow business owners.
Why Choose Dorchester?
"I feel lucky to have grown up and experienced everything that Dorchester offers. The Chesapeake Bay never gets old and I never tire of hearing stories of the past from my dad and grandfather about working the water. I am proud to carry on their traditions using modern technology and methods and will always call Dorchester home."
"I enjoy working in Dorchester because of the gorgeous open space public lands such as Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge provide. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. People here are passionate and helpful. Dorchester is also affordable, so my money goes farther."
"Dorchester is not only a beautiful scenic county with abundant wildlife and outdoor recreation, but the people are friendly and our relaxed lifestyle offers a great place to do business and raise a family."
"Dorchester provides the close community feeling that small businesses thrive. Our county has so many driven people with incredible ideas and resources. Collaborating on a creative level and the friendships I’ve made makes this more than a "job" for me."
"Dorchester is home. I returned after college and dove into our family business. There is an authentic sense of community here - a general "get the job done" attitude. Combined with the natural balance of four distinct seasons, access to the Choptank River and waterways, and more seafood, farms and wildlife than you can shake a stick at, I'd say it's a pretty great place to live."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"Our Dorchester County community has an amazing mix of past and present. It’s both old fashioned rooted in traditional values, yet "up-and-coming" with an exciting revitalization underway. You can’t beat the natural beauty or historical feel of downtown Cambridge. There’s nowhere else like it. It’s a great place to put down roots and practice law."
"As someone who was raised in Dorchester – and spent my career working internationally - I wouldn’t want to live nor work anywhere else. From our beautiful landscapes and outdoor recreation to our close-knit community and proximity to major cities, Dorchester is a great place to raise a family and enjoy an Eastern Shore lifestyle."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"I was born and raised here, and although my career initially took me to DC, I realized very soon that I belong on the Shore. My husband and I spend our free time enjoying the Chesapeake’s gifts: Boating, hunting, fishing, crabbing, and skiffing through the marshes. You won’t find a more welcoming community with as much heritage and history as Dorchester."