Economic Development

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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Ready, Set, GROW

Posted on: Friday, October 16th, 2015 @ 2:28 pm

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The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) is offering a small business outreach event for the Eastern Shore. The event is tailored to assist small, minority and women owned businesses compete for State contracting opportunities. The Ready, Set, GROW outreach event will have procurement officers and local buyers on hand to discuss specific opportunities available …

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Contracting Support for Small Businesses

Posted on: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

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Have you ever wondered how to make the government your next customer? If so, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is a wonderful resource for your business. The SBA has a full website page dedicated to contract support for small businesses and federal government contracting opportunities. The requirements and qualifications vary depending on the program but many …

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Fundraiser to Support Seafood Industry

Posted on: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

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The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association (CBSIA) is holding their annual Crab Feast Fundraiser at J.M. Claytons Crab Co on September 20, 2015 from 2-5 P.M. The tickets cost $35 per person. Tickets include all you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, steamed corn, water melon as well as tea and soda. The event will feature …

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Economic Developers Join for Conference

Posted on: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

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The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) recently held its 2015 Summer Conference:  Marketing and Business Attraction at the World Trade Center in Baltimore. Economic Developers from across the state joined to learn about product differentiation, best ways to position your product, and how to identify the value of your product in a competitive market. Dorchester …

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