Message from the Director – 2017 Review

The Dorchester County Economic Development office has had a big year. Several businesses have celebrated monumental anniversaries – including Craig’s Drug Store 150 years, the Dorchester Banner 120 years, Simmons Center Market 80 years, Thomas Funeral Home 80 years, C&K Lord 70 years and Kool Ice 45 years.

We are grateful that many of our businesses continue to expand. The office has continued its marketing plan with the addition of a new tech park brochure and a new website.

Several major projects are in progress throughout the county: Cambridge Market Place, North Dorchester High School, Phillips Packing House and the Hearn Building to name a few. The county will soon see its first Medical Marijuana harvest. Most recently the Eastern Shore Innovation Center welcomed a new biotech tenant.

We are hoping for another big year in 2018. To learn more about Dorchester County and how we can grow your business visit