Talbot County, Maryland
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Talbot County Office of Economic Development

Talbot County is host to seven industrial parks with space for emerging companies to expand. These parks offer secure sites with high-speed redundant fiber infrastructure, connections to major roadways, and access to over 90 critical federal labs and facilities within a 90-mile commute. Town-owned utilities, and the lowest real property tax rate in the state, offer a competitive advantage.

Talbot County’s 1,458 businesses draw employees from a population base of 166,000 in a 25-mile radius of downtown Easton. You will find a highly educated and talented workforce, poised to facilitate growth and expansion for a diverse business base. Talbot County targets environment, agriculture, healthcare and information technologies as growth sectors to support the future economic base.

Easton hosts a National General Aviation Airport, the highest classification for a general aviation airport in the United States, and a designation which reflects its importance and contribution to the National Airspace System. The Airport includes an FAA Contract Tower and features STARS LITE radar to accommodate corporate jet traffic, charters, private and home-built aircraft.

The Talbot County Office of Economic Development supports networks and resource referrals for business attraction, retention and expansion.

Talbot County Economic Analysis 2013

 Economic Development Strategic Plan for Talbot County and the Towns an Opportunity for Alignment  

Talbot County Brief Economic Facts


Talbot County Office of Economic Development

215 Bay Street, Suite 5
Easton, Maryland   21601

Paige R. Bethke, Director
Office: 410-770-8058
Cell: 410-924-9579

Michele L. Hall, Assistant to the Director
Office: 410-770-6811
Fax: 410-770-8059

Unmanned vehicles, 3D printing, and Startup Maryland Pitch Bus Tour Highlight Upcoming Events
EASTON, MD – Innovation Week and the third annual Startup Maryland Pitch Bus tour set the stage for what will be an entrepreneur’s dream – the opportunity to turn ideas into businesses and the chance to see cutting-edge technology up close and personal. The events will be held on Monday, September 15 at hotDesks, 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, and Tuesday, September 16 at Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street, Easton.  Hosted by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), Easton, the Eastern Shore Manufacturing Council (ESMC), and the Easton Economic Development Corporation, each event begins with a tour stop by the Startup Maryland Pitch Bus from 3 to 5 p.m., and continues with a technology-focused open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Held in coordination with Baltimore Innovation Week, the open houses will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovation as well as network with experts in the field.  All events are free to the public and are planned so that entrepreneurs and participants can drop in on the events and programs that interest them. To register for the pitch bus or learn more about the open houses, call (410) 770-9330 or visit www.ventureahead.org.  More...

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