National Prescription Take it Back Day
Safely get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter Medications.
Horn Point Open House
You don't want to miss the Open House at Horn Point- Family friendly and free.
Congrats to CK Lord
Local metal fabricator reaches milestone of 70 years in business.
Economic Development Week
The state will celebrate Economic Development Week this month.
DCED Launches New Website
Economic Development launches new website as part of their aggressive marketing campaign.
Jeff Trice Named Dorchester’s Economic Development Director
Workforce and labor specialist Jeff Trice is Dorchester County’s new Economic Development Director.
New SunX Wet Lab Opens at Eastern Shore Innovation Center
First commercial wet laboratory of its kind on the Delmarva Peninsula is now available for co-op use by businesses and researchers.
Ground Broken for Cambridge Marketplace
Fairchild Properties breaks ground on multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of mixed used retail complex.
Shore Health Plans New Medical Campus
University of Maryland Shore Health announces plans for new medical campus at Cambridge Marketplace.
Innovation Center Nears 100% Capacity
Opened a year ago, space in the Dorchester County-based business incubator is almost fully leased. Read more in the Dorchester Star.
Economic Development Week
Dorchester recognizes economic development’s contribution to the county’s business climate, job growth and retention, tax base and quality of life. Details forthcoming.
IES Chamber Ribbon Cutting
The Dorchester Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon cutting for IES at 10 AM.
Department of General Services Procurement Presentation
Contracting opportunities for small, minority, and veteran business programs; bid prospects in eMaryland Marketplace and more. For more information call (410) 228-0155.
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"One of the things I love about living and working here is the amazing energy. There are a lot of great things happening simultaneously right now and I’m constantly meeting new people who are excited to be engaged and involved. It’s a great feeling to watch and be part of the progress unfolding in my hometown."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"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 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."
"I enjoy working in Dorchester because there are an increasing number of millennials relocating, building lives and thriving here. There is a great deal of potential to reach your professional and personal goals, live the dream and leave your mark."
"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."