Jeff Trice named Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Eastern Shore na­tive Jeff Trice has been named Dorch­ester County’s new Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor.

Most re­cently, Trice was the di­rec­tor of Busi­ness So­lu­tions for the Anne Arun­del Work­force De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion where he worked with fed­eral agen­cies, de­fense con­trac­tors, air­lines and other busi­nesses to ex­pand the county’s em­ploy­ment base.

As a busi­ness vet­eran, Trice has launched work­force ini­tia­tives, cre­ated train­ing pro­grams and grown jobs at the county, re­gional and state level through­out Mar yland. He’s also started three busi­nesses dur­ing his ca­reer.

“We are very ex­cited to have some­one of Jeff’s cal­iber join­ing our eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment team,” said Jeremy Gold­man, Dorch­ester County man­ager. “We look for­ward to lever­ag­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence and know how to con­tinue the de­part­ment’s suc­cess in de­vel­op­ing and re­cruit­ing busi­nesses to all of Dorch­ester County.”

From 2010 to 2016, Trice was Busi­ness Ser­vices Pro­gram Man­ager for the Mary­land De­part­ment of La­bor, Li­cens­ing & Regulation (DLLR) Di­vi­sion of Work­force De­vel­op­ment and Adult Learn­ing. He also served as Spe­cial Project Co­or­di­na­tor for DLLR’s Up­per Shore Di­vi­sion of Work­force De­vel­op­ment.

Trice, who started his new po­si­tion on July 1, views the Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment team as in­te­gral to the eco­nomic growth and sta­bil­ity of Dorch­ester County.

“I live and breathe busi­ness, but I also be­lieve in tak­ing a holis­tic ap­proach and broad eco­nomic view of our county’s op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges,” he said. “It’s not just about serv­ing busi­nesses. Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment should in­clude ef­forts that sup­port ca­reer pro­grams in our schools, grow the real es­tate tax base, create job op­por­tu­ni­ties and serve the cit­i­zens of Dorch­ester County.”

A na­tive of Caro­line County, Trice is now a res­i­dent of Pre­ston. He started Marshy Hope Realty in Fed­er­als­burg in 2002 and served as Pres­i­dent of the Mid-Shore Board of Re­al­tors in 2009.

“It’s nice to be back on the Shore and have the op­por­tu­nity to have a pos­i­tive im­pact where I live.” I hope to lever­age a lot of what we do across mul­ti­ple coun­ties, co­op­er­at­ing and col­lab­o­rat­ing to mar­ket the Shore.”

Trice served in the United States Navy for eight years and was sta­tioned at Pearl Har­bor. He earned a BS De­gree in Mar­ket­ing from the Univer­sity of Mary­land Col­lege Park and is cur­rently work­ing to­ward cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with the In­ter­na­tional Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil.

He joins an es­tab­lished County eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment team that in­cludes Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager Su­san Banks, Eastern Shore In­no­va­tion Cen­ter Man­ager Steve Dol­bow and Ex­ec­u­tive As­sis­tant Tina Thomp­son.

JEFF TRICE

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