Dorchester Announces Economic Development Director

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


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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ESIC Celebrates First Year

Posted on: Friday, February 17th, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

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2016 has been a banner year for the Eastern Shore Innovation Center (ESIC). In the first year the ESIC, launched 11 new businesses with exciting growth potential. They have added 27 new jobs since opening and forecast 100 new technology-based jobs by 2019. ESIC companies are: -Cambridge Federal, a Dell reseller, LiveScan provider and consultant in Security, Base …

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Jobs, Training, And Workforce Resources

Posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 8:59 pm


Looking for a job? There are several job openings in Dorchester County and the surrounding areas. Employers in Dorchester County alone have listed over 1800 jobs in the last 60 days on the Maryland Workforce Exchange. A total of 349 separate job orders covering 1860 different positions were entered in the months of October and …

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Start-up Awarded Major Federal Contract

Posted on: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 5:43 pm


Cambridge Federal (CF) is a technology-based certified SBA HUBZone, Veteran Owned Small Business, and a MDoT Small Business Enterprise (SBE) located in Cambridge Maryland. CF announced that it was awarded a 5-year General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract, with 3 five year options. In fiscal year 2015, GSA Schedule 70 processed a total of …

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National Farmers Market Week

Posted on: Thursday, August 11th, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

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It’s National Farmers Market Week! Have you visited the Farmers Market lately?  Farmers Markets build business, help communities, stimulate local economies and provide healthy choices. Buying local provides an economic opportunity for the famers and brings seasonal fresh choices to consumers. Celebrate our farmers and support their businesses by going to the Cambridge Farmers Market. …

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Local Fabricator Expanding and Hiring

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

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Patriot Steel Fabrication, Inc. (PSFI) is a steel fabricator specializing in rails and stairs located in Cambridge, Maryland. PSFI is regionally focused on Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. However, they ship products nationwide via a common carrier. PSFI is able to assist General Contractors and the larger fabricators with their …

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Businesses Built on the Back of Innovation

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

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Special by STEVE DOLBOW: Have you ever heard the term, “Necessity is the mother of invention”? Well, that isn’t always the case. Consider the Slinky, a marvelous toy which has stood the test of time and sold more than 300 million toys in the past 60 years.  The Slinky was born as a result of …

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Dorchester Regional Technology Park

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 1:41 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. Four- to five-acre lots are for sale starting at $65,000 per acre. Dorchester County is located in …

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Millennials in Dorchester

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 1:38 pm


Each week the Dorchester County Economic Development Office (DCED) posts a profile of a Millennial working in Dorchester County. Millennials, also know as Generation Y, are a highly educated generation known for their entrepreneurial spirit. The start and end dates for the generation are debated but are typically considered to be 1980-2000. According to the Pew Research Center, more than …

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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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