Talbot celebrates Economic Development Week
Talbot County will turn the spotlight on business by celebrating Economic Development Week from Oct. 22 to 28.
EASTON — Talbot County will turn the spotlight on business by celebrating Economic Development Week from Oct. 22 to 28.
“We invite all of the county’s citizens to join us in this important celebration,” said Tim Jones, chairman of the Economic Development Commission. “Maintaining a strong economic base — and continuing to grow and diversify — is key to the future of Talbot County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”
This weeklong celebration is part of a statewide initiative sponsored by the Maryland Economic Development Association, of which the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism is a member. The department plans a number of activities that will showcase the economic diversity of Talbot County.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Talbot County Economic Development Commission will tour the Talbot County Business Center, formerly the Black & Decker plant, to learn about the businesses and county departments that have filled that facility. Current tenants include Maverick Transportation, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and the Whalen Company.
In addition, departmental staff will meet with businesses throughout the week to thank them for their investment in Talbot County and to strategize ways the department can deliver additional resources.
During Economic Development Week, the department also will officially launch a new economic development brand by debuting the new talbotworks.org website, a monthly newsletter, and a new Facebook page to engage residents and businesses and keep them informed on economic development initiatives.
“Our team in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism has brought a new energetic and engaging focus to economic development. In a short period, they have already accumulated numerous success stories and have quite a few more in the pipeline,” said Jennifer Williams, Talbot County Council president and liaison to the Economic Development Commission. “We are extremely proud of their work and look forward to many more success stories in the future.”
“Along with our colleagues at MEDA, we truly believe that economic development transforms lives,” Economic Development Coordinator Sam Shoge said. “We want to put the spotlight on the businesses that make this community strong and thank them for investing in Talbot County.”
For more information about the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, call 410770-8174 or email ecodev@ talbotcountymd.gov.
Cassandra Vanhooser, center, and Ryan Snow, right, from the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, accept a proclamation designating the week of Oct. 22 to 28 as Economic Development Week from Councilman Chuck Callahan at a recent council meeting.