Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is proud to announce that The Baltimore Business Journal recently named the Worcester County Small Business and Technology Incubator as a Top 20 Incubator in Maryland.
“This incubator, and our partnership with David Landsberger, has brought forth five new companies and 8 new jobs in this Worcester County location alone,” WCED Director Merry Mears said. “Low cost rent, free internet and mentoring from a seasoned entrepreneur helps entrepreneurs keep their operating and capital costs down, so they can focus on taking their businesses to the next level, thereby growing our local economy.”
In 2014, the Incubator was established and recognized as the first of its kind on the Lower Shore, and was formally recognized by the Technology Development Corporation (TEDCo) through its membership in Maryland Business Incubator Association (MBIA). The 5,300-square-foot Incubator is located in the Pocomoke City Industrial Park and is made possible through a public-private partnership with entrepreneur and business mentor David Landsberger. The venue is designed to accelerate job growth and success of companies in the start-up or early stages of development.
The incubator currently houses five businesses in the bio-energy to telecommunications realm. Tenant amenities include business mentoring, a shared work area, conference room, free WIFI and 24/7 access.
In 2015, last-mile broadband was connected to the Incubator through tenant Eastern Shore Communications, and presently, the Incubator houses high-speed internet service capability that reaches businesses in the industrial park and well beyond.
Office and industrial space is available in the incubator to emerging growth companies displaying the potential to create quality job opportunities. For further information, visit www.chooseworcester.org or contact Mears at 410-632-3112.