Find Your Space


In the heart of Chesapeake Country!

Fitness enthusiast Angela Thomas dreamed of the flexibility and freedom owning her own business would entail. She launched Over Board Paddle in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. Today, her popular Sunset paddleboard tours and on-water yoga sessions sell out weeks in advance. See Chesapeake Bay Media’s video story on Over Board’s Flow-Motion yoga classes on the Choptank River.

Snow Hill entrepreneur Barry Pritchard was looking for wet lab space to launch the Shore’s first commercial hemp lab. He landed at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center in Cambridge Maryland where today he runs SunX Analytical, a growing. Read our story on how SunX pivoted production to help meet the need for pandemic supplies.

History, charm, quality of life and affordability top the list of reasons to live, work and play in the heart of Chesapeake Country.  

Eastern-Shore-Stand-Up-Paddleboard | Dorchester County EDA

9 Ways to Find Your Space in Dorchester

Cycling | Dorchester County EDA

Take to the Road

Home to the region’s only IRONMAN triathlon, Dorchester’s flat open roads are perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Ride through nature, beauty, and history! Here are six cycling routes to get started.

Mike and Linda Starling | Dorchester County EDA

Anchor in a Boater’s Paradise

Get outside to boat, fish or paddle! Free public ramps, low-cost docks and some of the best marine service shops anywhere make Dorchester’s boating scene the envy of the Shore. Learn more here.

Dormaim Green | Dorchester County EDA

Unlock New Doors

From historic homes and country farms to commercial building, land or waterfront, Dorchester has some of the most affordable property on the Eastern Shore. Find your next home, new business or 2nd home here!

Eagle | Dorchester County EDA

Find Your Wild Side

Wildlife that is! Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is one of our crown jewels. With miles of trails to bike, hike, bird or kayak, you’ll find something new each time you step outside. Discover more outdoor adventures here.

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Hatch Your Idea

From beneficial hemp and energy-efficient lighting to agriculture technologies, our Innovation Center has spawned a dozen new businesses since opening in 2017. From first time start-ups to serial entrepreneurs, our incubator has the space for your business.

Abby Messick Director of Golf Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay | Dorchester County EDA

Book a Date for Tee or Tea

The waterfront Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay offers golfers great vistas, challenging play and a picture-perfect 18th hole. But that’s not all. Resort attractions include fine dining, Sago Spa, River Marsh Marina and a world-class hotel.

Family enjoying Waterfront Dining | Dorchester County EDA

Dine by the Docks

Come for the food. Stay for the view! With 1,700 miles of shoreline, there’s no shortage of delicious waterfront dining options. So pull up by boat, put your toes in the sand, enjoy drinks on the dock or enjoy the view at one of these places.

Wall painting | Dorchester County EDA

Follow the Path of Greatness

Dorchester-born Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy are etched in our heart and soul. Explore how faith, family and freedom inspired her to greatness at one of dozens of sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

Stephanie Alexander | Dorchester County EDA

Land on Our Shore

Whether pioneering solutions to save the Bay, launching a yoga studio or expanding pharmaceutical distribution business, we offer entrepreneurs and employers space to thrive. Contact Economic Development Director to learn more.