If you are interested in starting or expanding your business in Dorchester County, we’re here to help. Our economic development office is committed to your success.

Government regulations and requirements vary within municipalities and by the nature of the business. We can help you identify and navigate steps you might need for your business. 

While some industries and businesses have specialized licenses, there is no such thing as a general business license in Maryland. 

Click here for a downloadable PDF on the basic steps for starting a business in Maryland and general information on state and county resources.

Economic Reports & Resources

BEF Dorchester 2023.2

Dorchester County Brief Economic Facts

County profile | Dorchester County EDA

Dorchester County Agriculture Profile

Who's Hiring Now | Dorchester County EDA

Local Job Openings Maryland Workforce Exchange

Startup Roadshow Visits Dorchester | Dorchester County EDA


Publications & Brochures

Regional technology park | Dorchester County EDA

Dorchester Technology Park Leasing Brochure

Project opportunity | Dorchester County EDA

Transforming Veterans
Into Entrepreneurs

Dorchester WMU Magazine Cover 2024

Economic Development
County Profile

Maryland opportunity zones | Dorchester County EDA

Opportunity Zone

Doing Business in Dorchester

County Resources & Services

Whether you’re new to the area, a longtime resident, or an established business owner, doing business in Dorchester may require you to contact county offices or service providers.

From public works and power companies to inspections and internet providers, the attached list includes frequently requested contact information. In addition to county offices, it includes links to municipal and private utility, internet, phone and waste disposal service contractors.

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Building | Dorchester County EDA