Choose Maryland's Coast

Community. Opportunity. Affordability. Lifestyle. And the Beach!

Long renowned as a fantastic vacation destination, Worcester County is an even better place to launch a career, build a business and plant roots. Discover how our enviable coastal lifestyle has helped businesses thrive for generations – and why we’re a magnet for entrepreneurs and new enterprises.

Quality of Life

Thanks to excellent public schools – including nine that boast the prestigious “Blue Ribbon” designation – Maryland’s Coast is a great place to raise a family. Strengthened by safe communities, affordable homes and outstanding recreational facilities, we enjoy an exceptional quality of life. Two excellent health systems serve our 53,000+ year-round residents: Atlantic General Hospital and TidalHealth. And our affordable tax structure is a big plus for retirees and business owners.

Accessible Location

As Maryland’s only seaside community, we’re strategically located in the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula, offering ready access to major metropolitan markets – just 2.5 hours from Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk.

Low Taxes

With the second lowest property tax rate and lowest piggyback taxes in Maryland, Worcester is a highly attractive business location. We offer incentives to job creators locating or expanding in three Enterprise Zones: Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. The entire county is an SBA-designated HUBZone and a local revolving loan fund offers low interest financing for working capital and fixed assets.

Live the Dream on Maryland’s Coast

Live, work or play in our charming historic towns. Harness your love for outdoor adventure by boat, bike or on foot. Experience lively entertainment and nightlife in a thriving ocean resort