Economic Development

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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Calling All Start-ups & Entrepreneurs

Posted on: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

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Do you have a good idea for a business but need resources to help with capital and coaching? Pitch your idea during the Maryland Startup bus tour. The annual Pitch Across Maryland tour focuses on innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs. The three-week excursion includes several celebratory stops throughout the state including Cambridge on September 15, 2015. …

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MACo’s Annual Conference

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

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The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.” will be held in Ocean City from August 12–15, 2015.  MACo is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to representing the needs of the local governments to the Maryland General Assembly.  The conference brings in an estimated 2,000 local government officials, 250 venders, …

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Dorchester Tech Park Lots Available

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

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The Dorchester Regional Technology Park is a 113-acre, full-utility park that includes water, sewer, and fiber connections for tenants.  Strategically located across from the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, the park boasts beautiful scenery with a paved pathway for walking. The Dorchester Regional Technology Park has been marketed to businesses in various industry sectors. Industry sectors include, …

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DCED Celebrates EDAC Members

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 6:17 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) Office acknowledged the Dorchester County Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC) with a breakfast and appreciation certificates after serving three years together.  Representing various industry sectors, EDAC is composed of community business owners and CEOs. “We are much further than we were in 2012. The knowledge and expertise of CEOs …

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Groundbreaking Event at Technology Park

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 6:01 pm

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The Dorchester County Economic Development Office recently hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern Shore Innovation Center, the Eastern Shore’s first purpose-built incubator.  The purpose of the Eastern Shore Innovation Center is to spur sustainable economic vitality in the region through high-growth entrepreneurship and innovative practices in the business community.  Start-up businesses entering the incubator …

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DCED Director Voted Association President

Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

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Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) Director Keasha Haythe, CEcD, was elected President of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) on Monday April 27, 2015, at the organization’s 54th annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge.  Haythe, a 13-year industry veteran, certified economic development professional, and MEDA board member since 2009, takes …

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