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 will have the opportunity to grow and take advantage of business resources until they graduate out after two years. Elected officials, business owners, and community members joined together to celebrate the event. The ceremony began with Dorchester County Economic Development Director Keasha Haythe welcoming attendees. “I want to thank each of you for the commitment to come together to create a stronger and more prosperous community,” said Haythe. The morning was a much-anticipated gathering for financial partners who have worked together for years to make the day a reality. The invocation was provided by Pastor Pam Bockart of Antioch, Beckwith, and Spedden United Methodist Churches in Cambridge, Maryland. Dorchester County Council President Ricky Travers welcomed guests and shared his excitement by noting that we will grow our own businesses in the incubator. Senator Addie Eckardt recognized the elected officials and stated she had been a …
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