SED TALK -Local Economic Development Forum
SED TALKS - Local Economic Development Forum held at Chesapeake College on October 26th 8:30-11:30.
Dorchester Goes Purple Boat Parade
Dorchester is bringing awareness to dangers of substance abuse by Going Purple in the month of September.
Casting Firm Looking for Locals to play Young Harriet Tubman
Marinella Hume Casting Baltimore/ DC is looking for locals to play Harriet Tubman (Minty) in an upcoming movie production.
Maryland Farm-to-School Week
It’s not usual to see school buses in front of Sandy Hill Elementary in the morning, but farm equipment?
Florence Press Release 09.14.18
Department of Emergency Services approved for high water vehicles and support staff from National Guard to support potential flood related events.
Hurricane Florence Press Release 9.14.18 – Eastern Shore Shelter Open
Department of Emergency Services has not issued evacuation orders for our area but shelters are available for residents impacted by tidal flooding.
Prepare NOW, Flooding, Hurricane and Power Outage Tool Kit
Take a look at FEMA's website and prepare NOW. Create a plan, know your zone, decide what to take prior to evacuation.
Hurricane Florence Updates
For the latest new on Hurricane Florence please follow the link below to the National Weather Service Wakefield.
Greencoat a Strong Sustainable Box
Local Business DS Smith was recently highlighted in The Produce News with an article focusing on Greencoat.
Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest
Submit your photo to get Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge featured on the next America the Beautiful pass for 2020.
Economic Development Week
Economic Development Week is October 22-26th. Stay tuned for upcoming events during the week.
Offices will be closed on November 6, 2018 for the state and local elections.
Small Business Success Virtual Conference
This free exciting virtual event offers nine educational webinars, business mentoring, virtual sponsor booths, networking chat rooms, and a resource center [11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern]
Why Choose 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."
"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 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 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."
"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."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"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."
"Being in a central location really helps us and the access to the water, waterways and the bay for recreation is a big asset to living in Dorchester."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"The people in Dorchester County are amazing and Cambridge is special because of the location. Obviously it’s gorgeous, we’re right on the water."