An Interview with Easton Mayor Bob Willey

An Interview with Easton Mayor Bob Willey

EEDC spoke to Mayor Bob Willey last week about the Easton’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is his response. EEDC: What changes have been made in Easton to help deal with the Corona virus crisis?  Mayor Willey: We’re going to go ahead, and as long as possible, keep the normal operations of the town […]

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Field Notes: January 2020

Food Safety Chesapeake Harvest and Future Harvest are working together to help farmers demystify the food safety processes, employ best practices, and get closer to food safety certification. Through the Food Safety Outreach Program, funded by USDA, farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region have access to free services for food safety education and technical assistance. […]

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Easton Planning and Zoning Commission to Hold Work Sessions

The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is continuing its exercise of comprehensively updating the Town’s Zoning Regulations.  In October, they conducted a Public Hearing on two chapters they are proposing to extensively revise: The Planned Unit Development and Sign Regulations. A primary concern and focus of the Commission throughout this endeavor are producing the best […]

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Project Update: Easton Point and Port Street

A question we often hear is: What is happening with Easton Point and Port Street?  So here is an update on the project. The EEDC continues to work closely with the Town of Easton on redeveloping Port Street and Easton Point.  Throughout 2020, you can expect to see additional land from Easton Point annexed into […]

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The American Job Center Upper Shore Network

The American Job Center Upper Shore Network provides an array of employment and training services at its location in Easton. All services are free and we are happy to help job seekers and employers. Take a look at their website here.  

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Economic News: Easton’s Economic and Demographic Data

Every year, I do a deep dive into Easton’s economic and demographic data to prepare for the new year.  And while we all eagerly await the Census of 2020, some excellent data was made available to me, thanks to the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board through Chmura Economics & Analysis. A few of the highlights: […]

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Upcoming Events

January EEDC Meet & GreetEvery Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:30amMeet with EEDC members at Whole Note Coffee.14 S. Washington Street #106, Easton, MD 21601 Future Harvest Casa ConferenceJanuary 16th – 18thLearn more here. February EEDC Meet & GreetEvery Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:30amMeet with EEDC members at Whole Note Coffee.14 S. Washington Street #106, Easton, MD 21601 […]

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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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