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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.

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. 

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.

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.

Necessity is the mother of invention. After her son was born, Emily Vocke found that new moms like herself didn’t have access to unique baby clothing and gifts. With a degree in Fashion Marketing, she opened Heart of Gold Kids in Berlin to offer quality clothes, parenting essentials, and a place for new parents to connect.

Good Food, Good Company and Good Conversations Fuel Snow Hill Coffeehouse

The Worcester County Economic Development Office recently published Choose Maryland's Coast, a 20-page booklet featuring inspiring stories of business owners, location assets, and financing programs. Learn more or view PDF here.

Ruark Golf is one of Worcester County's leading businesses. For 30 years, the company has developed top flight golf courses and helped establish Maryland's Coast as a premiere golf destination. 

Governor Larry Hogan has announced COVID-19 vaccination updates that include accelerated eligibility for adults in the state of Maryland. As of April 12, all Marylanders who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites AND schedule appointments for vaccines through all providers. The acceleration or eligibility phases has been quicker than anticipated, but a promising step for Maryland and the country. As Governor Hogan said, “Getting more people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can is our absolute best defense against these variants, and it is the best way to win the long war against this deadly virus.”

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