Chemist Harnesses Hemp for Wellness at Innovation Center
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Eastern Shore Fitness Entrepreneur Launches Floating Business
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Dorchester History and Beauty Lured Couple to Make Cambridge Home
After Mike and Linda Starling bought a weekend home on Hoopers Island, they were captivated by Dorchester’s natural beauty, ... Read More
Local LPGA Pro Leads World-Class Golf Program at Hyatt
Roots run deep at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay for Abby Messick. For almost 70 years and three generations, a family member ha... Read More
Fifth Generation Continues Family’s Seafood Processing Heritage
At J.M. Claytons, steaming, picking, and packaging Maryland’s prized blue crab is a family tradition – and a Chesapeake treasu... Read More
Cambridge Scientist Leads Largest Oyster Hatchery on the Shore
Standing in knee-high white work boots and khaki shorts on a hot cloudless day, Stephanie Alexander surveys her brood. From the co... Read More
Why Choose Dorchester?
"One of the things I love about living and working here is the amazing energy. There are a lot of great things happening simultaneously right now and I’m constantly meeting new people who are excited to be engaged and involved. It’s a great feeling to watch and be part of the progress unfolding in my hometown."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"Dorchester provides the close community feeling that small businesses thrive. Our county has so many driven people with incredible ideas and resources. Collaborating on a creative level and the friendships I’ve made makes this more than a "job" for me."
"As someone who was raised in Dorchester – and spent my career working internationally - I wouldn’t want to live nor work anywhere else. From our beautiful landscapes and outdoor recreation to our close-knit community and proximity to major cities, Dorchester is a great place to raise a family and enjoy an Eastern Shore lifestyle."
"Being in a central location really helps us and the access to the water, waterways and the bay for recreation is a big asset to living in Dorchester."
"I was born and raised here, and although my career initially took me to DC, I realized very soon that I belong on the Shore. My husband and I spend our free time enjoying the Chesapeake’s gifts: Boating, hunting, fishing, crabbing, and skiffing through the marshes. You won’t find a more welcoming community with as much heritage and history as Dorchester."
"The people in Dorchester County are amazing and Cambridge is special because of the location. Obviously it’s gorgeous, we’re right on the water."
"I enjoy working in Dorchester because of the gorgeous open space public lands such as Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge provide. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. People here are passionate and helpful. Dorchester is also affordable, so my money goes farther."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"Dorchester is home. I returned after college and dove into our family business. There is an authentic sense of community here - a general "get the job done" attitude. Combined with the natural balance of four distinct seasons, access to the Choptank River and waterways, and more seafood, farms and wildlife than you can shake a stick at, I'd say it's a pretty great place to live."