Dorchester County Welcomes New Biz Incubator with Much Fanfare

Dorchester County is now home to the newest business incubator on the Eastern Shore. On March 1, 2016 local and state officials celebrated the grand opening of the Eastern Shore Innovation Center with members of the community.

As reported in The Star Democrat:

The incubator, which broke ground in June 2015, gives startup businesses a chance to grow, while receiving assistance from local and state resources during its development. The idea is that businesses stay in the incubator for two years before graduating to their own local business space, and the incubator space will then be filled with newer startup businesses.

The 13,500 square-foot building, located at the new Dorchester County Technology Park adjacent to the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport on Bucktown Road in Cambridge, could be home to up to 15 startup businesses. Six companies, Cambridge Federal, Quevera, Dell Com Engineering, Garvey Environmental, Mapping Technologies Inc. and Chef Patrick Fanning, already call the incubator home.

The incubator also is the home of Dorchester County Economic Development.

“I want to thank each and everyone of you for your commitment to come together to create a stronger and more prosperous community,” said Dorchester County Economic Development Director Keasha Haythe, who began working on the project in 2008. “The Eastern Shore Innovation Center is a facility that will spark creativity, collaboration and community, creating new opportunities and a prosperous future for economic development.

“Just as counties have done throughout Maryland, it was equally important for Dorchester County to provide a location for startups that provide services, support and the facilities they need to succeed in business,” she said.

For more information read the full article in The Star Democrat