Summit Reaps Tech Park Rewards

Listening to Dr. Hrabowski herald education as the top 21st century economic development tool, UMES President Dr. Juliette Bell considered the many possibilities a partnership with Dorchester’s technology park offered both her students and the region’s economy. After a day connecting with Eastern Shore business and economic development leaders – and inspired by Victor Hwang’s remarks on collaboration — Dr. Bell Dorchester’s economic chief and Keasha Haythe are initiating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for UMES to become one of the Incubator’s first program partners. Details of the MOU will be announced in the coming weeks.

Additional Tech Park support was declared by TEDCo’s Chief Operating Officer and Summit panelist John Wasilisin. During a panel on incubators, Wasilisin told the audience his organization stood prepared to invest up to $1,000,000 in the park. With Phase I construction of the park infrastructure complete, County Council President Jay Newcomb joined Haythe in announcing the availability of 13 lots affordably priced at less than $100,000 acre. Learn more about the Dorchester Regional Technology Park and the successful completion of Phase I. (Economic Development Director Keasha Haythe talks about the new Dorchester Regional Technolog Park )