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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Total Bullsh!t

Salisbury Ranked 7th Fastest Growing Job Market in America, Fastest Growing City in Maryland, Only Place on the Peninsula Adding Population

Salisbury –
According to statistics released by the United States Census Bureau this month, Salisbury is now the fastest growing city in Maryland, as well as the 7th fastest-growing job market in the entire nation, according to the United States Conference of Mayors and the Council on Metro Economics & the New American City.

U.S. Census Bureau statistics report that from 2010 to 2016, the City of Salisbury added 3,381 permanent residents, while the rest of the Delmarva Peninsula—meaning the remainder of Wicomico County outside of City limits, Worcester County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Caroline County, Kent County, Dorchester County, Queen Anne’s County, and southern Cecil County—lost 463 permanent residents.

“Population growth cannot occur without job growth,” said Mayor Day, “and the numbers reflect a significant, steady increase in our population. Salisbury is the only place on the peninsula that people are moving into, and we’re the fastest growing municipality in the State—which is in direct relation to the growth of our job market.”

The 2015-2017 GMP and Employment Report from the United States Conference of Mayors and the Council on Metro Economies & the New American City places Salisbury at 7th in the nation in job growth, with a 4.2% increase in employment in 2016. Milken Institute recently recognized Salisbury as one of the “Biggest Gainers Among Large Metropolitan Statistical Areas,” showing Salisbury’s 39-spot rise on their list. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Monthly Snapshot Report of its 5th district’s economy—a region encompassing the entirety of South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland—Salisbury is outpacing the entire 5th District with a 2.3% gain in Total Employment Performance year-over-year.

All of this exciting news comes as the City of Salisbury rolls out its “Growing, Building, Working” campaign both in print and online. The ad push will spread the news of Salisbury’s exponentially expanding job market and resurgent economy through the eyes of real business owners and citizens.



The first ad in the series will feature local builder Jamie Gladden, owner Gladden Construction, which recently broke ground on the first new single-family development inside City limits in a decade. The company cited the City’s impact fee moratorium as one of the primary factors which led to them choosing Aydelotte Farm as their building location.

“With the moratorium on impact fees we are able to keep our pricing and community appealing to potential homebuyers that otherwise would not look for housing within city limits. As long as there are buyers we will keep building,” said Jaime.

“This is the perfect time to tell the world that we are growing, building and working in Salisbury, Maryland,” said the Mayor. “These numbers are a bellwether of even better things to come.”

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Population growth doesn't
occur with out job growth??
You Think?
Got news for you , New Jersy,
NY are taking up residence
down on the Shore when they
retire !. Don't think so,
ask around---you'll find out.

Anonymous said...

I suppose illegal immigrants don't add to the population.

Anonymous said...

And welfare queens whose baby daddies are at ECI?

Anonymous said...

Job market for Drug Dealers has boosted the workforce numbers. Section 8 rentals growing at an all time high

Anonymous said...

The part about fastest growing job market includes all of Sussex, Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester.... I think Sussex County is the only county making the Salisbury MD-DE Metropolitan Area look good due to there low taxes, high population growth and also more job creation. If it was just on Salisbury then we would be categorized as the worst for job growth.

Gary said...

Those numbers can be attributed to the big increase in enrollment at SU and the increases associated with new leases etc. Has no direct relationship in "growth" that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

We get the former prisoners and their families when they get paroled from ECI. Great place to live if you are rich and live in a gated community.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you talk about an imbecile. That Day. if that boy has a degree he got hosed Big Time and should be demanding a refund. His utter and sheer ignorance is hysterical. If he had a functioning brain he would be ashamed at the ignorance that comes out of his mouth. Population growth CAN without any doubts most certainly can occur without job growth and it does. Does this moron even ever think about what comes out of his mouth. It happens all the time. Or maybe he is a liar which many claim he is. Anyway anyone can use Google to prove either ignoramus or liar Day wrong.

Anonymous said...

1245 - yes sir! They have been coming for years. WHY? No clue whatsoever!

Anonymous said...

Day is pandering to his base which is all the low information bunch. The Bureau of Labor Statistics site going years back always shows an increase in the labor force in the summer months.

Anonymous said...

How much did Dudley-Eschbach and Day pay for this little piece of propaganda to be written about this rural ghetto?

Anonymous said...

Total Bullsh!t
Salisbury Ranked 7th Fastest Growing Job Market in America, Fastest Growing City in Maryland, Only Place on the Peninsula Adding Population


Oh I agree with you. Who came up with that stupid study?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The part about fastest growing job market includes all of Sussex, Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester.... I think Sussex County is the only county making the Salisbury MD-DE Metropolitan Area look good due to there low taxes, high population growth and also more job creation. If it was just on Salisbury then we would be categorized as the worst for job growth.

May 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM

There or their?

Anonymous said...

What about all the homeless people that have been bused to this area. When cities try to get rid of their homeless population they give them a 1 way bus ticket to Salisbury because they know that Salisbury will accept them with open arms. You can thank Barrie Tilghman and Lore Chambers. Lore made it a policy to accept homeless people here because most of them were black. This is a fact.

Anonymous said...

The only jobs being added are service industry jobs catering to the sports tournaments/dog shows/bike races in the area. Food service workers/hotel staff/store sales people - all unskilled minimum or just above min wage jobs.

Anonymous said...

This ranking CANNOT be based solely on Salisbury/Wicomico county. What a complete joke. The most correct thing is the number of people LEAVING the county = mostly high net worth former county taxpayers. The rest of us are screwed.

Anonymous said...

Six years with 1000 births and 500 deaths per year may be about right.

Anonymous said...

Any population growth can be attributed mostly to those 20 yrs of age and below. Salisbury not only has a higher then normal birth rate but an astoundingly high number of illegitimate births.

Anonymous said...

Fake news. Problem is everyone knows that it's BS.

Anonymous said...

What is an illegitimate birth? There is no requirement to be married in order to have a baby. In fact is probably not the norm anymore.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

How much did Dudley-Eschbach and Day pay for this little piece of propaganda to be written about this rural ghetto?

May 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Right on the mone!

Jacob Day said...

"It's happening in Salibury" "It's happening in Salisbury and Salisbury is the greatest because I'm the mayor."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1245 - yes sir! They have been coming for years. WHY? No clue whatsoever!

May 17, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Um.... Because the housing market and the cost of living is much cheaper here.

Anonymous said...


How much did Dudley-Eschbach and Day pay for this little piece of propaganda to be written about this rural ghetto?

May 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Right on the money!

Anonymous said...

4:03 PM No, no it is not "cheaper" here. It is higher than normal for "families" because everyone is catering to the college crowd. There was an article stating such and smallsbury rents were comparable to "real" metropolitan areas, who had real paying jobs and not the crap paying no benefits jobs here.

Anonymous said...

“With the moratorium on impact fees we are able to keep our pricing and community appealing to potential homebuyers that otherwise would not look for housing within city limits. As long as there are buyers we will keep building,” said Jaime.

To sum up that sentence, housing was UNAFFORDABLE and for a decade no one built developments inside the city limits because it was so unafforable no one would buy them. So what the city did was annex all those developments on the west side off Nanticoke and Pemberton and forced them to pay city taxes.

Look at the "city" map, it is interesting for sure!

Anonymous said...

4:49 If you are a renter the cost are the same or similar as a big city. If you retire here from NJ/NJ/MA and sell a home up there and buy here it is much cheaper in most cases.

Anonymous said...

5:02 PM Well Duh, we aren't NYC or Phila, so to say the rent is similar to those cities WAS my point and negates your point that the cost of living is cheaper here. It isn't. And wages here do not support that type of expense, again my point. PLUS this community is over 75% rentals. Again, making it more expensive here to live.

Did you have a point? Housing is NOT cheaper here. And I will tell you why. Everyone OVERPAID for their homes and are under water. Foreclosures are at 15% and that is only the ones that have been accounted for, not those still in limbo. PLUS people are still trying to get what they paid for their house to get out from underneath it.

I will summarize for you:
+70% rentals
high rents due to college
low wages, no benefits, non existent livable wage jobs.
high foreclosure market
expensive homes because people are still underwater
high taxes

I can back this all up.

Anonymous said...

No requirements period. Any ignorant,unemployed,drug addicted moron can breed at will.Society pays.

Anonymous said...

Who did the ranking ? (Boy mayor ) population growth maybe , job growth never.
Oh that's right , grass cutting time for the illegals now. That's your job growth.

Anonymous said...

Cost of living is cheaper in Salisbury/Wicomico county if you buy a home versus owning a home in NJ/NY. You can sell a home in NJ for $300-400K and buy a similar home here for $200k and the taxes are 1/3 of what they are in NJ.

If you bought here 2007-2008 and paid too much hoping prices would rise, that is your fault. I own several properties purchased 2000-2004. One property was a bad buy, but I paid cash for it and the taxes are $400/year. I can sit on if for decades if necessary. All the others have tripled in value even at today's prices.

Not everyone is poor around here. Most people in my circle all own homes without a mortgages, but they have educations, good jobs or own their own businesses. Maybe you should have tried harder to get ahead.

Anonymous said...

I told you people that Day is now in bed with Jaime gladden and gladden construction. Day pulled one of his backroom shuffles with gladden putting him on the necessary contacts and outside developer and funding yo push approval through before anyone jnew what hit them. Day/gilliss type deal Jaime gladden's turn.

Anonymous said...

I told you people that Day is now in bed with Jaime gladden and gladden construction. Day pulled one of his backroom shuffles with gladden putting him on the necessary contacts and outside developer and funding yo push approval through before anyone jnew what hit them. Day/gilliss type deal Jaime gladden's turn.

Anonymous said...

Sit back and watch the sudden visibility Day allows the uprising church to be in Salisbury city government function. Gladden and Day are buddy buddy members out there. I'm sure day didn't do anything unethical to allow gladden the opportunity to breath new life in an already dead development attempt. Or maybe access to city or state exemption to make it almost impossible for gladden to say now to

Anonymous said...

5:43 If you rent. People retiring here are buying homes for half of what their prior home was worth. Most pay cash. This area is expensive if you rent or don't have a professional degree or own a business.

Anonymous said...

I moved to Salisbury a long time ago and hated it. I eventually became complacent and bought into the "it's like this everywhere" line. Then I left and I assure you; IT'S NOT LIKE THIS EVERYWHERE.
I still own a home in Salisbury because I will probably not be able to sell it and make a profit ever.
It's so sad because there are so many wonderful people in Salisbury who work so hard to make it the great town it should be. Salisbury has a tough task to reach its awesome potential when the area is so crime ridden.

Anonymous said...

3:46,not everyone believes it's fake news just look how many democrats get elected here.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Salisbury!!!! I knew it was no where near as bad as most want to make it out to be.......like a bunch of snowflake Democrats against President Trump!!!! This should shut them up!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else getting tired of Jake Day's Bullsh!t??

I think I'm getting more tired of the people that are buying into Jake Day's Bullsh!t and putting him on a pedestal!! Kind of reminds me of the last 8 years of his administration and the kiss A$$es that sucked up to him and his lies.

Think about it, Jake Day is nothing more than a community organizer. He hasn't really held a real job. He has never had to work. The only difference in Jake Day and Obama is that Obama has a little more skin pigment.

Haven't you people had enough of Jake Day, Obama, Democrats and their lies???

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Day is pandering to his base which is all the low information bunch. The Bureau of Labor Statistics site going years back always shows an increase in the labor force in the summer months.

May 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Just like Obama!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any population growth can be attributed mostly to those 20 yrs of age and below. Salisbury not only has a higher then normal birth rate but an astoundingly high number of illegitimate births.

May 17, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Then ≠ than

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
4:49 If you are a renter the cost are the same or similar as a big city. If you retire here from NJ/NJ/MA and sell a home up there and buy here it is much cheaper in most cases.

May 17, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Thank you^^^!! That's my point!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fake news. Problem is everyone knows that it's BS.

May 17, 2017 at 3:46 PM

You are correct, it is fake news. The real problem is "EVERYONE" does not no it is BS!! How do you think Jake Day got elected!! DUH!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No requirements period. Any ignorant,unemployed,drug addicted moron can breed at will.Society pays.

May 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM

BAMMM!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
5:02 PM Well Duh, we aren't NYC or Phila, so to say the rent is similar to those cities WAS my point and negates your point that the cost of living is cheaper here. It isn't. And wages here do not support that type of expense, again my point. PLUS this community is over 75% rentals. Again, making it more expensive here to live.

Did you have a point? Housing is NOT cheaper here. And I will tell you why. Everyone OVERPAID for their homes and are under water. Foreclosures are at 15% and that is only the ones that have been accounted for, not those still in limbo. PLUS people are still trying to get what they paid for their house to get out from underneath it.

I will summarize for you:
+70% rentals
high rents due to college
low wages, no benefits, non existent livable wage jobs.
high foreclosure market
expensive homes because people are still underwater
high taxes

I can back this all up.

May 17, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Well your point was wrong. Get an education and then get a real job instead of complaining and thinking society owes you something!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
“With the moratorium on impact fees we are able to keep our pricing and community appealing to potential homebuyers that otherwise would not look for housing within city limits. As long as there are buyers we will keep building,” said Jaime.

To sum up that sentence, housing was UNAFFORDABLE and for a decade no one built developments inside the city limits because it was so unafforable no one would buy them. So what the city did was annex all those developments on the west side off Nanticoke and Pemberton and forced them to pay city taxes.

Look at the "city" map, it is interesting for sure!

May 17, 2017 at 4:52 PM

And Jake Day and the City Council is on a mission to annex the rest of the county. The sad part of this is the fact that Bob Culver and John Cannon is on a mission to give it to them. I wan't them to annex right out to Kennsington Woods where John Cannon lives and make him pay double taxes and the enormous water and sewer rates.

I also want every single piece of property Bob Culver owns annexed so that he has to pay double taxes and the enormous water and sewer rates. You think Bob Culver can't pay his taxes now, just wait until he has to pay double taxes. I just can't wait!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cost of living is cheaper in Salisbury/Wicomico county if you buy a home versus owning a home in NJ/NY. You can sell a home in NJ for $300-400K and buy a similar home here for $200k and the taxes are 1/3 of what they are in NJ.

If you bought here 2007-2008 and paid too much hoping prices would rise, that is your fault. I own several properties purchased 2000-2004. One property was a bad buy, but I paid cash for it and the taxes are $400/year. I can sit on if for decades if necessary. All the others have tripled in value even at today's prices.

Not everyone is poor around here. Most people in my circle all own homes without a mortgages, but they have educations, good jobs or own their own businesses. Maybe you should have tried harder to get ahead.

May 17, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Thank You!! That was my point exactly to that uneducated, uninformed MORON!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sit back and watch the sudden visibility Day allows the uprising church to be in Salisbury city government function. Gladden and Day are buddy buddy members out there. I'm sure day didn't do anything unethical to allow gladden the opportunity to breath new life in an already dead development attempt. Or maybe access to city or state exemption to make it almost impossible for gladden to say now to

May 17, 2017 at 6:54 PM

WTH is an uprising church? Sounds fake to me.

Anonymous said...

If you all think Jake day is a tool you've got to check out the guy that "rules" over the congregation at the so called uprising church. Total ego trip and is sporting a pretty nifty north Korean dictator Kim jong hairstyle. Nice Christian belief system we do our dirt within our followers to better the lives of the few that come.

Anonymous said...

You really have to wonder what exactly goes through the mind of people like Jake day, or the cropper cult members out there in Hebron.Day has been noted several times that he and all his bogus mayoral policies are "winning". Good old croppers cult now have a day set aside winning Wednesdays. How in the hell can you consider you're winning at anything when your community, state and yes federal policies are all falling apart around you?

Anonymous said...

Just look at all the new housing in the Salisbury/Fruitland area. Besides students, baby boomers are retiring and moving here to enjoy being close to beaches and maybe starting second careers. But many locals find the higher assessments and utility bills have become more than we can afford on limited retirement and/or social security. So we either move to a more affordable place or live with the changes and find family or friends to move in to help pay bills. Just sitting complaining on a blog does not change anything. Just makes your blood pressure rise.

Anonymous said...

Please do tell about all the development in fruitland?? The only thing going on is property Mngmt company buying single family hones turning them into student housing. Let's formally do a survey at SU, WOR-WIC, UMES, and see how many of the students plan on staying around after graduation because of all the tremendous opportunity

Anonymous said...

Please pull your bottom lip over your head and swallow, at least then that lump on your shoulders would have been useful.

Anonymous said...

I know lots of people out of work. Skilled workers so please give a list of all the available jobs that aren't minimum wage.