Brief Economic Facts | Dorchester County EDA

Did you know that Dorchester County is one of the largest land/water mass counties in Maryland?  Have you ever wondered who the major employers are in the county or what the hourly-wage rates are for select occupations?  The newly updated Brief Economic Facts report created by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has the answers.

According to DBED Business Research Analyst Joyce Takeno, who has dedicated hundreds of hours toward producing the reports, “Much has changed over the past 45 years in the way business development data is packaged and delivered, but site selectors still expect economic developers to be able to provide an easily comparable profile of their jurisdictions.”

“Our office uses the Brief Economic Facts report as a valuable marketing tool to prospective businesses, start-ups, and those evaluating relocation. This detailed county snapshot highlights the economic benefits of working and living here,” said Keasha Haythe, director of Dorchester County Economic Development.

Dorchester County boasts more than 1,500 miles of beautiful shoreline and is one of Maryland’s largest counties with nearly 600 square miles of land. Its close proximity to Baltimore and Washington D.C. attracts small to large businesses and entrepreneurs due to cost advantages, business assets, and unique quality of life. With well over 740 businesses, employing approximately 8,600 workers, the county continues to diversify its industry mix.

To learn more about Dorchester County and to download the current report of Brief Economic Facts, please visit