A Good Life is Good

for Business

Did You Know?



Worcester County’s Public Schools have been awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education.



Pocomoke Industrial Park is the largest manufacturing hub in Worcester County.




Worcester County’s average household income ranks higher than the U.S. average household income.

3 Institutions
of Higher Learning

within 20 miles of Worcester County, including 2 University System of Maryland institutions.



visitors pass through the Route 50 Corridor each year.


Tax Credits Available

One Maryland, Enterprise Zone, Job Creation, R&D, More Jobs for Marylander’s Act Tier 1 Designation.


Enterprise Zones

3 municipalities are designated as Enterprise Zones for real property tax, income tax, and job creation tax credits.

Worcester County is a federally designated SBA HUBZone allowing businesses an advantage in contracting with the U.S. government.

Worcester County, Maryland Means Business

Worcester County, Maryland’s only seaside community, is a dynamic, pro-business marketplace that abounds with new opportunities. Strategically located in the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula, our communities offer a superb family friendly lifestyle, outstanding school system, and ready access to major metropolitan markets, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. We pride ourselves on our low tax structure, an abundant workforce, and a transportation network of highways, rail and airports to serve your business needs.

Close to Major Markets

Close to major highways Rt. 50, Rt. 13, and Rt. 113, Salisbury Regional Airport, Ocean City Municipal Airport, access to major waterways & rail systems.


Drive to Baltimore


Drive to Washington


Drive to Philadelphia


Drive to Wilmington



Drive to Dover



Drive to Annapolis



Drive to NY & NJ

Why Choose Maryland’s Coast

The Eastern Shore of Maryland as a whole is a great place to live for families, couples, young adults, retirees, everyone! Worcester County, however, has a special place in our hearts and the hearts of everyone who’s been here.

Waves, Workforce and Mission Energize High Tech Manufacturer

Hardwire CEO George Tunis was living in Wilmington and regularly vacationed in Ocean City when he decided to locate his new company Hardwire on Maryland's Coast. The centerpiece of the company’s growing campus is a 65,000-sq.-ft. advanced manufacturing facility on the banks of the Pocomoke River where they design and fabricate life-saving hardware, personal gear and mission-critical products. 

Agritourism Business Planted on Maryland’s Coast

After renovating their family farmhouse and planting 2,500 vines, the Mariner family opened Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery in 2017. Learn what Brittany, Barry and Jeannie have planned for their growing agritourism business.

Recent Maryland Business Reopening Guidelines

The past couple of weeks have been busy with new updates and adjustments to COVID-19 guidelines. Between adjustments to business operations, mask mandates, and vaccine updates, it can be tricky to remember what the next phase of our “new normal” looks like.

While the state of Maryland continues its pursuit back to normal, Worcester County Economic Development is here to keep you informed on the latest news from Governor Hogan, and what these changes mean for Worcester County businesses.

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