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Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America

Corporate goliaths are taking over the U.S. economy, yet small breweries are thriving. Why?  As corporate behemoths continue their march to consolidate their control over most economic sectors, the craft beverage sector is outperforming in business and job creation, all during a period of time when U.S. beer consumption declined.  Read More

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Easton Revises Waterfront Zoning Plan

The Town of Easton has nearly completed its revisions of the Mixed Use Waterfront (MXW) Zoning Regulations. After reviewing a number of comments at its December meeting, the Easton Planning and Zoning Commission made final changes to the document. They then forwarded the proposal to the Mayor and Council, who held a public hearing on […]

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EEDC Port Street Neighborhood meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at 7 p.m.

The next EEDC Port Street Neighborhood meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at Post #77 (102 Glenwood Ave) at 7:00 p.m. Light dessert and refreshments will be provided by EEDC and Post #77. The meeting will include a topical interactive discussion based on questions that arose from the Port Street Neighborhood meeting held […]

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Score Mid-Shore

SCORE Mid-Shore is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free business mentoring to those who wish to establish a small business, grow a small business or enhance overall small business operations. SCORE Mid-Shore (a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration) is the region’s premier small business mentoring organization. The volunteer, non-profit entity is […]

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Global Vision 2020

Global Vision 2020 (GV2020), located at 12 N. Washington St. in Easton is an international humanitarian organization founded by former US Marine, J. Kevin White. GV2020’s mission is to distribute new prescription eyeglasses to people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in low resource nations around the world. The unique, patented, and clinically […]

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Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update

After approximately two years’ work to create a Mixed Use Waterfront Zoning District, the MXW District, the Easton Planning and Zoning Commission and Planning staff are gearing up for the next significant long-range planning project. This will be a comprehensive update of the Zoning Ordinance as a whole. While the Planning Commission often considers or […]

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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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