Economic Development

Dorchester County’s Tax Burden 7th lowest in the State

Posted on: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

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Dorchester County’s tax burden is ranked 7th lowest in the state of Maryland. SmartAsset.com has released its third annual study on the Places with the Lowest Tax Burdens. The study calculates the amount of money a person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in Maryland. To find out more …

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HUBZone Workshop

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development office will hold a HUBZone workshop on February 23, 2017 from 11-1 P.M. The workshop will focus on leveraging certification for companies that are already certified and will highlight how to obtain certification. To learn more about the workshop please email Susan Banks at sbanks@choosedorchester.org.

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Community Investment Tax Credits

Posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

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The MEDA Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Foundation has received an award of $15,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  As the result of an annual competitive process, the Community Investment Tax Credit program awards 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations allocations of Maryland tax credits to …

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Rural Economic Development Session

Posted on: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

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The MEDA Foundation, Inc. presents the Mid & Upper Shore Rural Economic Development Session in partnership with Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester Counties. Elected and appointed officials and government staff are invited to join us for this one-day session that will include presentations by public and private sector economic development leaders. The dialogue will provide an …

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Startup Roadshow Visits Dorchester

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

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The Startup Maryland Roadshow stopped in Dorchester County on its statewide tour.  Striving to connect innovation communities to the innovation economy, the tour focuses on four main initiatives; connection, celebration, coaching, and capital. The annual tour provides startup’s with access to the coaching, capital and connection that they may not be privy to otherwise. The …

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55th Annual MEDA Conference Held at Hyatt

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

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The 55th Annual Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina May 1-3, 2016.  Nearly 300 people were in attendance for the annual gathering.  The theme for the conference was The Economic Dynamics of Live, Work and Play. The conference focused on the requirements …

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Eastern Shore Innovation Center

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

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Years of planning have come to fruition and tech entrepreneurs have found a new home at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center (ESIC), the Eastern Shore’s first full-service business incubator. February 29, 2016 was the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the ESIC. The ceremony began with opening remarks from the Director of the Dorchester …

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Economic Development Day

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

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On February 16, 2016, Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) members came together in Annapolis to celebrate the 2nd Annual Economic Development Day. Over 60 economic developers attended and were able to connect with legislators and share information about Economic Development projects throughout the state of Maryland. Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Ben …

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We Moved

Posted on: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 @ 9:27 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development Office (DCED) recently announced its relocation to the Eastern Shore Innovation Center in the Dorchester Regional Technology Park.  The move was effective on February 5, 2016. Keasha Haythe, director of the DCED said, “We are excited to move into our new space that will provide the office and several other tenants …

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HUBZone Companies

Posted on: Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development Office (DCED) worked with the flowing companies and is pleased to announce their Historically Underuti­lized Business Zones (HUBZone) certification; Garvey Environmental, Quevera, Cambridge Federal LLC and Group Z Inc. Last February local businesses interested in becoming HUBZone certified attended a free HUBZone workshop offered through the DCED. The HUBZone program helps small businesses …

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Incubator Manager Hired

Posted on: Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development Office is pleased to welcome Steve Dolbow, the new manager of the Eastern Shore Innovation Center. As manager, Dolbow is responsible for developing programs and managing the business incubator located within the Dorchester Regional Technology Park. In addition, he is responsible for managing the “innovation network” for Dorchester County and …

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Rural Economic Development Session

Posted on: Monday, December 7th, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

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The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) hosted the first Lower Eastern Shore Rural Economic Development Session on Nov. 19 and 20 at Salisbury University. The sessions included presentations by public and private sector economic leaders who stressed the importance of investing in economic development in Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore counties and communities. “No matter where …

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Dorchester Welcomes New Business

Posted on: Monday, October 19th, 2015 @ 7:14 pm

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After 5 years at their headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Premier Fire Protection Services (PremFPS) opened a second location on Chesapeake Drive in Cambridge. PremFPS offers a variety of services including sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and suppression as well as fire alarms. President, Joseph Boyle and Vice President, Robert Henneberry, Jr. opened PremFPS after noticing a …

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