Site Selection



From historic downtown spaces perfect for office, retail or adaptive re-use – to commercial, industrial and agricultural acreage – Dorchester offers affordable real estate to meet every business need.

Our team is ready to help you locate the right commercial property or land  to start, expand or move your business.  Whether you are looking for build-to-suit, adaptive re-use or turn-key properties, Dorchester has a solid inventory of office, warehouse, manufacturing and agriculture properties.

Properties zoned for business and industrial use typically range from $20,000 to $100,000 an acre depending on location and infrastructure.

Contact Susan Banks, Business Development Manager, for information on available acreage and buildings in the county’s business parks or assistance with your site selection search in Dorchester County.

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View commercial property for sale and lease in Dorchester County using Maryland’s Zoom Prospector.

County Business Parks

Dorchester’s three designated business parks are ideally suited for industrial and office operations.

Safe Chain | Dorchester County EDA

Chesapeake Industrial Park

Located in Cambridge just off of U.S. Route 50, the 64-acre industrial park is home to GKD Metal Fabrics USA, Safe Chain, Air Liquide, LWRC International, Hoopers Island Oyster Co., Veterans Administration, Marshy Hope Family Services, Fastenal, Hajoca, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center. Chesapeake Drive runs parallel to 50 and has easy access from Woods Road and Route 16. Enjoy the benefits of an Enterprise Zone designation.

Eastern Shore Innovation Center | Dorchester County EDA

Dorchester Regional Technology Park

Conveniently located off U.S. Route 50, Dorchester’s Technology Park is a full-service business enterprise zone with 12 competitively priced, builder-ready lots. Ideally situated for F3 Tech, Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology including government contracting, the park is home to the Eastern Shore Innovation Center. Prices begin at $23,000/acre and lots average 4.6 acres. See our leasing brochure for additional details contact Susan at (410) 228-0155.

Hurlock Industrial Park | Dorchester County EDA

Hurlock Industrial Park

The Hurlock Industrial Park and Enterprise Zone is located just outside this historic, north county community. Containing both light and heavy industrial lots, the park’s tenant companies include: Delco Packaging, Daystar Manufacturing, Perdue Farms, Worwic Fulfilment Solutions, Worwic Transportation, and various agricultural and start-up businesses. For information on available lots or properties, please contact Susan at (410) 228-0155.

Business Incubator

Eastern Shore Innovation Center


Dorchester’s first business incubator is located in the county’s Tech Park across from the airport. Featuring 13,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space, the incubator contains the Eastern Shore’s only independent wetlab available for rent on an hourly basis. ESIC tenants enjoy free business advisory services; fiber optic broadband infrastructure; free wifi; state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms; offices and coworking space; video and electronic badge security.

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Co-Working Space

Co-working Space | Dorchester County EDA

Eastern Shore Innovation Center

Start your business in Dorchester County as a member of our co-working space and take advantage of all the benefits our first class facility offers. Participation fees start at $50 per month for individuals. Email us or call (410) 228-0155 for details or fill out an application.

Harbor Share Space | Dorchester County EDA

Harbor ShareSpace

Located on 204 Cedar Street across from the Cambridge Creek, Dorchester’s newest co-working space offers modern, turn-key offices. Harbor ShareSpace provides private offices, dedicated desks in the communal area, and floating work spaces. Call (410) 463-0982 or email for information.

Development Areas

Dorchester has a number of commercial retail projects in development.

Cambridge Marketplace Rendering Fairchild Properties | Dorchester County EDA

Cambridge Marketplace

Under development by Fairchild Properties, this new 260,000 sq. ft. mixed use project will transform a highly visible area into an attractive retail, office and healthcare hub. Set to open in three phases beginning in 2018, the project offers build-to-suit and free-standing commercial space. New tenants include a LIDL grocery store, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Shore Medical Health.

Packing House Rendering Cross Street Partners | Dorchester County EDA

The Packing House

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and Cross Street Partners are revitalizing the former Phillips seafood plant into an active, mixed use center of food-related innovation. The developers are actively seeking a craft brewery, restaurants, and kitchen incubator tenants for this signature site and downtown gateway. Learn more here:

Cambridge Main Street | Dorchester County EDA

Downtown Cambridge

Downtown Cambridge has been the center of Dorchester County commerce and culture since it was founded in 1684. Today, the small but vibrant town is undergoing a renaissance as residents, retailers and business professionals discover the advantages of living, working and playing in an historic waterfront community.

Current development projects include:


  • Hearn Building – Retail and residential