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Hogan details plans to ‘supercharge’ Maryland Opportunity Zones

Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of initiatives and legislation to “supercharge” the Maryland Opportunity Zone program. “Providing federal capital gains tax incentives is a great start, but it may not be enough to ensure the revitalization of many of these neighborhoods and communities,” Hogan said. “So, we plan to do everything in our power […]

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Maryland Department of Commerce Accepting Applications for Cybersecurity Tax Credit

The Maryland Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the new Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit, designed to encourage small businesses to purchase cybersecurity technologies and services from qualified Maryland cybersecurity companies. To register as a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller (QMCS), Maryland companies must meet certain criteria and submit an application to Maryland Commerce. Once approved, the […]

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Easton Business Alliance to Hold Industry & Business Community Meetings in 2019

The Easton Business Alliance held industry meetings with independent Easton retailer and art gallery owners in the 4th quarter of 2018. Plans were put into action for the 2018 holiday season and local merchants shared ideas to boost consumer activity. Sip & Shop Sundays were a direct result of the first meeting. Stores extended their […]

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MEPE conducts teacher training

EASTON — With the growing demands of “Career Connections” at all grade levels, educators can benefit from knowing how their course work meets specific requirements in business and industry. The Upper Shore Manufacturing and Business Council developed a program called “Manufacturing and Education: Partnership for Excellence” that was held from September to December. Area educators […]

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Shore food market expands through Chesapeake Harvest

EASTON — The Easton Economic Development Corporation created Chesapeake Harvest in 2015 to help small and mid-size farmers develop further economically. Easton native Jordan Lloyd, owner of the Bartlett Pear Inn, was asked to help lead the program in the right direction. A member of the EEDC Board of Directors, Lloyd was named director of […]

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Building African American Minds

$2.5M has been raised and construction started on a new gymnasium, community room and offices for BAAM on Jowite Street. Once this phase is completed, another $1M will be raised and invested to add classrooms, event space and offices to BAAM’s current space, creating a solar-powered campus to house all of BAAM’s after school and […]

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Sip & Shop Sundays

The independently owned retail community of Downtown Easton is bringing charm and leisure to the holiday shopping season with Sip & Shop Sundays. Each Sunday leading up to Christmas, retail stores in Historic Easton hold special hours and invite shoppers to enjoy their holiday gift buying in a charming small-town Christmas atmosphere.  <> <>   […]

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Talbot County Wins 2018 Tourism Award at Maryland’s Tourism & Travel Summit

The Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Talbot County Frederick Douglass 200 Committee were honored at the 38th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit for their work on the Year of Frederick Douglass. Presented by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland Tourism Development Board, the Leveraging Partnerships Award honored […]

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Sustaining Strong Communities On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Expand meaningful access to community College.  Continue and strengthen successful approaches to workforce development.  Repeal ineffective tax limitations. And when preparing for climate change, be prepared for the worst.  These are just several of the policy recommendations outlined in Sustaining Strong Communities: On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a report published by the Maryland Center on Economic […]

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