New Biotech Start-up in Dorchester
IES Life Sciences, Inc., a start-up biotech company is now part of the Eastern Shore Innovation Center
7 Life and Business Lessons
Life and Businesses lessons from the great Peter Drucker
MCE Lunch & Learn
MCE will host a Lunch and learn on how to respond to negative company reviews "your Company Sucks"
Harvesting Hope Holiday Reading Social
Learn more about Harvesting Hope's holiday events.
Rural Economic Development Session
The Maryland Economic Development Association hosted a Rural Economic Development Session.
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.
Small Business Saturday–Shop Small Business
For information and access to free Small Business Saturday marketing materials visit https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/small-business-saturday.
MACo Winter Conference – December 6-8
MACo Winter Conference "The Power of Partnership". Online registration available: www.mdcounties.org/MACoCon.
Why Choose Dorchester?
"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."
"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 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 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 would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."