Economic Development

TEDCO Establishes Hours at Innovation Center

Posted on: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

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Bill Bernard, the TEDCO Rural Business Technical Expert, has established scheduled hours at the  Eastern Shore Innovation Center.  The RBII program is provided to assist in the commercialization of new technology and is available to any business in Maryland. For more information please email Bill at bbernard@tedco.md.

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Dorchester Announces Economic Development Director

Posted on: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

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A special welcome to Eastern Shore native Jeff Trice, Dorchester County’s new Economic Development Director. An experienced business veteran, Jeff has launched workforce initiatives, created training programs and grown jobs at the county, regional and state level throughout Maryland. He’s also started three businesses during his career. Most recently, Jeff was the Director of Business …

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MEDA’s 2017 Annual Conference

Posted on: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

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What’s Working in Economic Development? Traditional Economic Development dictates responsibilities for bringing together all the right components of business and government for successful implementation of projects that result in jobs and investment for Maryland. But outside the standard retention, expansion, and attraction methods are significant factors that come into play and contribute to successful results. …

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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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