Tal­bot cel­e­brates Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Week

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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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

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