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

COVID-19 Updates in Maryland

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect millions of Americans nationwide, many Marylander’s are looking for guidance on the next steps, and forms of economic relief. At Worcester County Economic Development, we know that you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for all things COVID-19 updates. This is why we’ve gathered Maryland’s most recent responses to the virus, as well as updates on relief programs, so you can stay up to date!

Celebrate Maryland Horse Month with Castle Farm!

October is Maryland Horse Month! Saddle up and celebrate Maryland horses with Worcester County’s own esteemed century farm, Castle Farm! Castle Farm is a 175-acre premier equestrian estate and wedding and event venue on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, owned and farmed by the same family for over a century.

Welcome to the Cambria Hotel, in Ocean City, MD!

Vacation in luxury in Ocean City, Marylands new Cambria Hotel, an upscale resort by Choice Hotels. The Cambria Hotel in Ocean City brings your waterfront vacation dreams to life, located directly on the bay, and just steps from the boardwalk and Inlet. Don’t miss out on this new hotel that highlights its Ocean City environment with a sense of space, sense of place.

Pure Lure - For Those Who Love to Fish

From a teenager working at a local surf shop as a manager and buyer to Global GM for Outdoor Business at Under Armour, and finally sponsoring the White Marlin Open for the second year in a row, it’s safe to say that Brendan Hanley of Pure Lure is an industry vet and ready for takeoff.

A Look Into the History of Pure Lure

Special Events are Returning to OCMD!

Are you ready to return to some normalcy? The town of Ocean City recently received approval from the Worcester County Health Department to add some summer events to their summer lineup! With safety measures such as physical distancing in place, we are pleased to announce the return of special events such as Sundaes in the Park, Beach Dance Parties, White Marlin Open, ArtX, and Sunset Park Party Nights!

Featured Real Estate

Fisher Family Partnership

Berlin, MD
Commercial Property


Berlin, MD
Commercial Property


Berlin, MD
Commercial Property