Town of Easton: Workforce and Commuting

Town of Easton: Workforce and Commuting

The Upper Shore Workforce Investment purchased a data analytics tool called Chmura JobsEQ. Jobs EQ puts data at our fingertips in a user friendly format. So taking a look at the Jobs EQ data for the Town of Easton: Employed in Easton: 15,539; First Quarter 2019 Prime Age Labor Force Participation Rate: 85.2% Top 5 […]

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Preston Automotive Group is the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

Discover Easton is pleased to announce Preston Automotive Group as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival, a three-day ice carving festival coming to downtown Easton February 14-16, 2020. The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival will feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district. The Discover Easton Signature Event […]

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Citizens brainstorm ideas for preserving 925 Port Street

By CHRISTINA ACOSTA cacosta@chespub.com, Nov 5, 2019 Read the story on StarDem.com here. EASTON — Parks and Recreation Director Preston Peper and Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser held a community meeting on Monday, Oct. 28, to discuss the future of a historic county-owned property at Easton Point. About 25 citizens gathered […]

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The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

Competition is good. No, really. Thomas Philippon, named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the IMF (International Monetary Fund), set out to answer a question that touches us all: Why are cell-phone plans more expensive in the United States than in Europe? After conducting cutting edge research, the result to this question […]

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Town of Easton scores high Moody’s ratings

By KAYLA RIVAS krivas@stardem.com, Nov. 5, 2019 Read the story on StarDem.com here. EASTON — The Town of Easton recently achieved high ratings for its financial position from Moody’s Investors Service. “Easton’s credit position is very high quality, and its Aa2 rating is slightly above the median rating of Aa3 for U.S. cities,” according to […]

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Talbot Chamber awards business leaders

By CHRIS POLK cpolk@stardem.com Read the story on StarDem.com. ROYAL OAK — It’s a glittering evening full of Who’s Whos in Talbot’s business community, a chance for hard-working folks to sit back, get a good meal and be congratulated for all that they do, day in and day out to make it in the business […]

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925 Port Street: A County Owned Historical Treasure?

Port Street is Easton’s colonial highway and is over 300 years old. Despite the industrialization that occurred there in the 1920s, a remnant of that long gone thriving residential community still exists: 925 Port Street. The site is associated with events of local and national interest, including the War of 1812 and an Underground Railroad link. The house has […]

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NO MATTER WHAT… YOU MATTER Campaign Targets Suicide Prevention

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt, depression being one of the lead reasons. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and […]

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Hiring? A New Resource Comes to the Region

It is no secret that one of the biggest challenges for business owners these days is finding the right talent to hire. In Easton alone, 11,630 people commute from out of town to work at one of our 14,212 jobs; some as far away as Baltimore, Ellicott City, and Washington D.C. Matching talent and jobs […]

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Anirban Basu Weighs in on our Economy

Anirban Basu, CEO of the Sage Policy Group is an Economist with a sense of humor. At his annual speaking engagements on the Eastern Shore, he managed to keep audiences laughing while delivering sound economic analysis. Alas, the slowing of Maryland’s red-hot economy is no laughing matter. Basu attributes this to the 35-day federal shutdown and the […]

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