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Saturday, August 27, 2016

New Regional Economic Group Eyes Teamwork

BERLIN – A new group will provide local economic development officials with the chance to work together to explore initiatives to help their municipalities.

Mindie Burgoyne from the Maryland Department of Commerce has launched a new economic development group to be made up of officials from several Eastern Shore towns.

“My role is to coordinate regional economic development in the lower three counties,” she said.

To do that she’s invited representatives from Berlin, Ocean City, Salisbury, Snow Hill and Cambridge to join a group that will meet every other month to discuss economic development. Those municipalities were chosen, Burgoyne said, because each of them had a paid position tasked with targeting economic development.

“We’re going to be putting our heads together to figure out how to bring more jobs to these counties out here,” said Ivy Wells, Berlin’s economic development director.


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