Welcome to Worcester County, Maryland’s only seaside County!

Worcester County is a pro-business marketplace that offers superb family friendly lifestyle, a burgeoning tech industry, outstanding blue ribbon schools, and ready access to major metropolitan markets, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. With multiple opportunities for business development, expansion and relocation, we pride ourselves on our low tax structure, cultivated workforce, and a transportation network of highways, rail and airports to serve your business needs. Whether you are starting a new business or looking to expand, Worcester County Economic Development offers financing opportunities to help your business succeed.

  • DHCD - Neighborhood BusinessWorks (NBW) -  NBW loan program provides flexible financing to new or expanding small business and nonprofit organizations in sustainable communities an Priority Funding Areas throughout the state. Learn more at Neighborhood BusinessWorks
  • Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE) – MCE provides funding for small and micro businesses that wish to start or expand their businesses. Learn more at Maryland Capital Enterprises
  • Video Lottery Terminal Fund (VLT) – Created with small business in mind, the state’s Video Lottery Terminal fund uses proceeds from video lottery terminals (slots) to assist small, minority, and women owned businesses located in targeted areas surrounding six Maryland casinos. Learn more at Video Lottery Terminal Fund
  • Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) – The primary mission of MARBIDCO is to assist Maryland farm, forestry, and seafood businesses to achieve profitability and sustainability by providing targeted services that help retain existing Ag/RBI production and commerce, promote rural entrepreneurship, and nurture emerging industries. Learn more at MARBIDCO

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