Worcester County Loosens Architecture Rules for Restaurants

The Worcester County Commissioners agreed on a plan Tuesday to loosen restrictions on commercial business, making it easier for signature franchise restaurants like Cracker Barrel or McDonald’s to set up shop. Previous legislation made commercial construction in Worcester County a nightmare, said Mark Cropper, a member of the task force that drafted the new ordinances. “Even if you had a building that…

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Worcester Economic Summit Brings Good News for the County

The Worcester Economic Summit brought news of booming business in Ocean City, and a potentially brighter future for the county as a whole. Hosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 14, local politicians, business leaders and economists gathered to evaluate the economy of the county as a whole, as well as its…

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Commissioners Announce New Economic Development Director

The Worcester County Commissioners announce the appointment of Merry Mears as the new Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) director. She stepped into her new role October 21, 2015. Mears brings 15 years of economic and workforce development experience to this new assignment. She joined WCED as the deputy director in 2012. Prior to joining WCED, Mears served in several…

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Worcester Country Economic Development | Maryland

Jill Horner speaks with Meredith Mears, Deputy Director of the Worcester County Economic Development, about the upcoming projects such as, the Excursion Train Project, Sports Arena, the Economic Development in the Town of Snow Hill, and the Worcester County Small Business Technology Incubator.

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3rd Annual Eastern Shore Business Competition

Enter to win $25,000 cash prize PLUS Go on to the Semi-Finals of InvestMaryland Challenge. Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014 “It is amazing how valuable the (Eastern Shore) business contest proved to be. The public acclaim, the prize money were nice, but the benefits go on and on.” – Arthur S. Lazerow, board chairman of the 2012 winner Triea…

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Small Business Financing Available in Eastern Maryland

OCEAN CITY – The SBA 504 program has made a significant impact in small business financing, but some lenders, borrowers, and others in the real estate industry may still have questions on how to make the most out of the program for fixed asset financing.

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