Commissioners Name Burke New Business Development and Retention Specialist

Snow Hill, Maryland – (February 3, 2021): The Commissioners named Michele Burke as the new business development and retention specialist within Worcester County Economic Development (WCED).

“This new role will truly complete the Economic Development and Tourism team that we have been building for Maryland’s Coast,” Tourism and Economic Development Director Melanie Pursel said. “Michele has extensive sales and customer service experience, which is exactly what we need to assist existing businesses with growth and to attract new investors in the county.”

In her new role, Burke will oversee the county’s business attraction, retention, and expansion program and serve as the county’s business ambassador to help existing business owners and operators identify services and resources that support their goals. She will also be the primary liaison with local, state, and federal partners, including the area chambers of commerce, Maryland Department of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, and the Small Business Association.

For additional information about the programs and services available through WCED to help start or grow your business in Worcester County, contact Burke at mburke@co.worcester.md.us or visit https://chooseworcester.org.